SOS

Our resources are great, but if you’re experiencing a crisis and you’re worried for your own safety, we strongly recommend seeking professional advice immediately.

 

Below, you’ll find a list of charities, helplines and services, run by qualified mental health experts. All of them are easily reachable, so please pick up the phone or send a message to the one you feel could help you most.

 

We’ve included a brief description of each service, so you can find the right one for you.

 

If there is a charity or organisation which has helped you but does not appear on this list, please get in touch via the form below and we will continue to build on what is here already.

Samaritans

Charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Shout Crisis Text Line

Useful text service if you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support.

 

For support in a crisis, text Shout to 85258.

SANEline

If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline 4.30pm–10.30pm every day for advice and support.

The Mix

If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm, request support by email, use their crisis text messenger service, or use their 1-2-1 chat function.

Papyrus HOPELINEUK

If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm, email them or text 07786 209 697 for text support.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

For anyone struggling with their mental health – you can call the CALM 5pm-midnight every day, or use their webchat service.

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.

Switchboard

If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard 10am–10pm every day, email them, or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.