Helpful services

If you need help or support, the following free helplines are available to help.

Samaritans

For everyone, 24 hours a day, every day. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) 

For men from 5pm to midnight every day. Call 0800 58 58 58.

Papyrus

For people under 35 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm and weekends and Bank Holidays 2pm to 10pm. Call 0800 068 41 41, text 07860 039967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org.

Shout

The UK’s first free, confidential 24/7 text support service available to everyone, 24 hours a day, every day. Text 85258.

Who else you can talk to? 

  • Call your GP and ask for an emergency appointment.
  • Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need.
  • Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
  • Alternatively, talk to someone you trust. Let family or friends know what is going on for you and they may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.