If your life is at risk right now

If you are thinking about suicide and feel unsafe or have seriously harmed yourself:

  • Call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.
  • If you are outside of the UK, call 112 for Emergency Services.

The same advice stands if someone you know has suicidal thoughts and feels unsafe or has seriously harmed themselves. 

If you can't do this by yourself, please ask someone to help. 

If you can keep yourself safe for now, but still need urgent advice

If your life is not at immediate risk, but you need urgent help. 

Remember, you deserve help. Mental health emergencies are serious. You are not wasting anyone's time. 

If you need to talk to someone right now

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, there is always someone there to listen.

  • Call Samaritans for free on 116 123.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652

  • Text SHOUT on 85258.

These helplines are free, completely confidential and open 24/7, 365 days a year

These helplines are for anyone who is struggling. No problem is too small.

Whatever you're going through, they will not judge you.

Additional helplines and support services: