Free 24-hour listening support
When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website
Shout 85258 offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line
Crisis support for young people
If you’re under 35 and feel that life is not worth living any more, call Papyrus’s HopelineUK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.
Call HopelineUK on 0800 068 41 41
Text 07786 209697
If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Depression self-help organisation made up of individuals and local groups.
Lists UK volunteering opportunities.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.
Call 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Free, anonymous webchat with trained staff
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.
Offers emotional support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems.
Online mental health community (formerly called Big White Wall). Free in some areas through your GP, employer or university.