Helplines

If you are currently experiencing a mental health emergency or are in danger due to thoughts of suicide, please go to your nearest emergency room (A&E) or call 999 or 112.

Samaritans


HELPLINE: 116 123 Email: jo@samaritans.org www.samaritans.org Our Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text us anytime. Our services are free, confidential, and anonymous.




Shout


Text 'Shout' to 85258 Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day. Shout exists in the US as ‘Crisis Text Line’, but this is the first time the tried and tested technology has come to the UK. The anonymised data we collate gives us unique insights into mental health trends to help improve people’s lives.




Breathing Space


HELPLINE: 0800838587
Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am, Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
http://breathingspace.scot/
A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed.




CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)


HELPLINE: 0800 58 58 58 Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/ 5pm – midnight daily www.thecalmzone.net We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).




Childline


HELPLINE: 0800 1111 Online chat: www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/ 24 hours a day, 365 days a year www.childine.org.uk Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.




National Domestic Violence Helpline/Refuge


HELPLINE: 0808 2000 247
24 hours a day
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
Refuge is an independent, specialist charity that supports women fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence.




Beat


HELPLINE: 0808 801 0677 (adults over 18)
HELPLINE: 0808 801 0711 (those under 18)
365 days a year 3pm until 10pm
help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk (adults over 18) fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk (those under 18) www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk We're here for you if you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder or experiencing symptoms. Contact us online or by phone 365 days a year, and we offer online support groups to ensure you're not alone.




Switchboard - LGBT+ Helpline


HELPLINE: 0300 330 0630
10am–11pm, 365 days a year
chris@switchboard.lgbt
www.switchboard.lgbt
We are Switchboard, the LGBT+ Helpline. We are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. We support people to explore the right options for themselves. We aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered. All our volunteers self-define as LGBT+.





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