Resources are available at short notice for those who are feeling hopeless, suicidal or having an exacerbation of an exisiting mental health condition.

Emergency 999

If you are concerned that harm to yourself or others is occuring or about to occur call the police and ambulance services.

Explain your concerns in as much detail as possible to allow the call handler to provide the most appropriate response.

The Samaritans.

Confidential and emotional support 24 hours 7 days a week.

Telephone for free : 116 123

Email : (they will reply within 24 hours.)

Papyrus HOPElineUK

For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide.

For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967


 SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness.

Voicemail: 07984 967 708

Email :




CALM Helpline

Confidential, emotional and free support, information and signposting to men, anywhere in the UK through their helpline, 5pm – midnight, 365 days a year.


Tel: 0800 58 58 58




If you already have contact with mental health services:


Contact your local community mental health team.


Contact your crisis team if you have one.


If you have had no contact with mental health services, eg it may be the first time you or someone else has been in crisis:

Contact your out-of-hours GP service. Google ‘out of hours GP in x’ (give your location).


Alternatively, your GP surgery will usually provide an answer phone message advising you of who to contact in an emergency, together with other useful telephone numbers.


Make an appointment with your regular GP, as this is usually the first point of contact for anyone concerned about mental health problems.


Other helplines