Finding Help in the UK

Emergency 999
If your life is at imminent risk, call 999 for emergency help.

NHS 111 Service
Call 111 if you need medical help but it’s not an emergency. They can connect you with local mental health crisis team.

Samaritans
24 hour confidential listening service providing emotional support to anyone in crisis.
116 123 (freephone) Calls to this number do not appear on phone bills.
www.samaritans.org

Shout
Text support in a crisis. Text Shout to 85258
www.giveusashout.org

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
Confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.
0800 068 41 41 - various hours.
www.papyrus-uk.org

Young Minds
UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Helpline service for parents or carers worried about a young person.
www.youngminds.org.uk

The Mix
The Mix is a support service for young people helping you on a range of issues.
0808 808 4994
www.themix.org.uk

Kooth
Free, confidential and anonymous online counselling service for young people
www.kooth.com

Childline
Help and advice about a wide range of issues. Online and on the phone anytime.
0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably
Leading movement against male suicide.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 5pm to midnight daily
www.thecalmzone.net

SANE
Charity who work to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness.
Mental Health Helpline
4.30pm – 10.30pm daily
0300 304 70000
www.sane.org.uk

MIND
Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
0330 123 3393
www.mind.org.uk

Maytree
A sanctuary for the suicidal.
020 7263 7070
www.maytree.org.uk

Hub of Hope
Puts you in touch with local resources in your area.
www.hubofhope.co.uk

The Letter of Hope
The letter of hope was written for you if you are currently feeling suicidal, or are considering taking your own life. It was written by people who have experienced similar feelings and understand.
www.recoverydevon.co.uk/2015/letter-of-hope/

The Recovery Letters
Letters from people who have experienced depression to try and alleviate some of the pain and loneliness of those suffering andvto give hope of recovery.
www.therecoveryletters.com

Get Self Help
Online self-help cognitive behavioural therapy programmes to download to help manage anxiety and depression.
www.getselfhelp.co.uk

Stay Alive App
Free app to help you stay alive

Headspace App
Guided mindfulness and meditation programmes to help with anxiety, depression and general wellbeing.
Headspace App

Andys Man Club
Nationwide peer support group for men
www.andysmanclub.co.uk

Safe to Talk About Suicide Leaflet
Online Leaflet