If you are in the UK and are feeling suicidal right now, call 116123, or if you are under 19 call 0800 11 11.

If you are outside the UK click on these links for global and international helplines: – International Suicide Hotlines

USA: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and

WhatsApp – Global Suicide Hotline Resources

Your Life Counts


Alcoholics Anonymous or Phone: 0800 9177 650

Alcohol Change UK (Drinkline)

Anxiety UK or Phone: 03444 775 774 or email:

At a Loss (support for the bereaved)

Breathing Space, Scotland or Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Bullying UK

C.A.L.L. Mental health helpline for Wales

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Call: 0800 585858

Childline Call: 0800 1111

CRUSE Bereavement care Call: 0808 808 1677

Domestic Abuse

Mankind – Respect – – Call: 0808 2000 247

Drinkaware support services list

Emergency Service workers – PTSD999

Call: 01223 755 130, email: or text: 07778 485 528

Family Lives (Previously Parentline)

Family Rights Group

Farming Community Network or call: 03000 111 999

Galop (Helpline for LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime or abuse) –

Call: 0800 999 5428 or email:

GamCare (helpline for problem gambling) Call: 0808 8020 133

LGBT Foundation Call: 0345 3 30 30 30

LGBT Health Call: 0300 123 2523

Marijuana Anonymous Call: 0300 124 0373

MEIC (helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales)

Call: 0808 80 23456 or text: 84001

Mental Health Matters helplines

Mermaids UK (support for trans and gender-diverse children and their families) Call: 0808 801 0400


Crisis planning – guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/

List of helplines – guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/


Mindline Trans+ Call: 0300 330 5468

MindOut (online support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people)

Muslim Youth Helpline

Call: 0808 808 2008 or live chat on website

Narcotics Anonymous

Call: 0300 999 1212

OCD Action Call: 0845 390 6232

Papyrus (charity dedicated to preventing suicide of young people) Call: 0800 068 4141

Panic Call: 0300 772 9844

Rural Support (Northern Ireland) Call: 0800 138 1678


Call: 116123 (in UK) or email:

SANDS (helpline for anyone affected by the death of a baby)

Call: 0808 164 3332 or email:


Self-Injury Support for women and girls

Call: 0808 800 8088 text: 07537 432444 or email: tessmail@selfinjury-

SHOUT – Text SHOUT to 85258

The Silverline (for people over 55 years old) Call: 0800 4 70 80 90

Support Line (a helpline and support service aimed at those who are isolated, at risk, vulnerable and victims of any form of abuse)

Call: 01708 765200 or email:

Survivors of bereavement by suicide (SOBS)

The Survivors Trust (for people who have suffered sexual abuse) Call: 0808 8 010818

Switchboard LGBT Call: 0300 330 0630

Winston’s Wish (support for grieving children) Call: 0808 8 020 021

Young Minds Text: YM to 85258 for crisis support

Your Life Counts (global support line)


After you have spoken with someone on the helpline, make your own safety/crisis plan to support you. There are some great templates on the following websites:

Note to those supporting friends and family members who are feeling suicidal: you do not have to fix the problem. It is OK to let the person feel what they are feeling, even though it can be heart-breaking to see them struggling and you will want to take this feeling away from them. Let them talk. It is OK to just ‘be’ with them. Too often we feel so anxious about not being able to solve the problem that this makes it hard for us to be with someone when they are upset.

Similar Posts