In an emergency: Call 999
If you are not in immediate danger, call 111, go to your local A&E department, or contact your GP for an emergency appointment.
Contact the Samaritans Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
www.samaritans.org 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day
Email: [email protected]
Use the 'Shout' crisis text line- text SHOUT to 85258
If you have concerns about your mental health you can ring the Mental Health hub which is available 24 hours a day on 0300 330 1011. There are fully trained Mental Health Navigators who will be able to help direct you to the services you need.
Depression UK aim is to promote mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk from depression, promoting self help, recovery & personal growth. We believe our members are helped if they share their problems with fellow sufferers as they understand what it feels like to suffer from depression. Members can share their thoughts, feelings, hopes, disappointments & successes to offer mutual support to each other.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
For any age, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you information & support to deal with it all. We’ll connect you to experts & your peers to give you the support & tools you need to face the challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, money to mental health, break-ups to drugs.
SHOUT Text 85258
Shout is a free text messaging service which provides 24/7 support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. It aims to connects people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed.
There are always people who are willing to listen and help no matter what our minds might tell us. Though Mental Health Friends are not professionals, the community is always here to lend an ear or a hand.