If you're in a crisis, get help NOW!
If you need to speak to someone urgently please use the services (UK based) listed below. If you’re uncomfortable talking to someone, there are texting options and online mental health wellbeing communites to explore.
“If you're feeling suicidal or in deep pain, please know that you are cared for and reach out ”
You may feel like this now because the pain you are feeling has become unbearable. Just talking to someone else about how you are feeling can take some of that weight off your shoulders. There may be other things you can do to help yourself cope, to change things, to survive. It is incredibly sad that you feel so bad that you want to die. You may be telling yourself that other people would be better off without you but other people would not want you to take your life. But this simply isn’t true. You are cared for and there are people here right now ready to help you
Places to Call or Email (UK)
The Samaritans (24hr): 116 123 or email email@example.com
Saneline: 0845 767 8000 (6pm – 11pm)
Rethink: 0845 456 0455 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 2pm)
CALM: 0800 58 58 58 (Everyday, 5pm – midnight)
Maytree: 020 7263 7070, www.maytree.org.uk
NHS Direct on 111
Nightline. If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
Places to Text & Online communities
Text SHOUT to 85258: (24/7), www.giveusashout.org.
Kooth – kooth.com is an anonymous site which helps children and young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support. Kooth.com is an online application removing the need for Apple/Android accounts, data requirements and the stigma of mental health apps on your devices.
If Your Life Is At Risk Right Now
If you are in a life-threatening situation or cannot keep yourself safe: Go to your local A&E and if you cannot get there safely call 999.
If you don’t want to call 999 and you can keep yourself safe for a short while, but you still need urgent advice:
- Contact NHS 111 if you live in England
- Contact NHS 111 Wales if you live in Wales (select option 2 to access urgent mental health support)
- Contact a local urgent mental health helpline (England only)
- Contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment. Many GPs are now offering these remotely.
If you're feeling suicidal
Please read the below support messages…..
Taking things minute by minute can help make things more bearable. Reward yourself each time five minutes have passed. Check out Mind for ways to cope in a crisis: https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/
You might be feeling so upset, angry and in pain that you believe these feelings will never end. But it's important to remember that they cannot and will not last. Like all feelings, these ones will pass. There are steps you can take right now to stop yourself from acting on your suicidal thoughts. Everyone is different, so it's about finding what works best for you.