Help in Crisis
If you or someone you know is at a point of crisis and need to speak to someone immediately call 999
If you are concerned about your immediate safety you can CALL 999 or GO to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department of your local hospital.
Samaritans. Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen to anything that is upsetting you, including intrusive thoughts and difficult thoughts of suicide and self-harm. Their national freephone number is 116 123.
SANEline. SANEline offers emotional support and information from 6pm–11pm, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0300 304 7000.
Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, Switchboard is available from 10am–11pm, 365 days a year, to listen to any problems you’re having. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+. Their national number is 0300 330 0630.
Anxiety UK. anxietyuk.org.uk 08444 775 774, Charity providing information and support for people experiencing anxiety disorders.
beat. Adult helpline: 0845 634 1414, youthline: 0845 634 7650, b-eat.co.uk, Offers information on eating disorders and runs a supportive online community.
Bipolar UK. bipolaruk.org.uk, 020 7931 6480. Charity providing information and support for people experiencing bipolar disorder, and their friends and family, including a helpline and online community.
CALM (Campaign against living miserably). thecalmzone.net, 0800 58 58 58. Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide.
Carers UK. carersuk.org, 0808 808 7777. Charity providing information and support for people caring for someone else, including someone with a mental health problem.
Cruse Bereavement Care. cruse.org.uk, 0844 477 9400. Charity providing information and support after someone you know has died.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). nice.org.uk. Produces clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions.
NHS 111. call:111.Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in England.
No Panic. nopanic.org.uk, 0844 967 4848. Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders.
OCD-UK. ocduk.org, 0845 120 3778. A charity run by people with OCD who campaign and can help with local support group information
Papyrus HOPEline. papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 4141. Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings and self-harm.