Helpline numbers and crisis support

crisis support

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:

Suicide.org – International Suicide Hotlines

USA: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and https://988lifeline.org

WhatsApp – Global Suicide Hotline Resources

Your Life Counts


helplines

Alcoholics Anonymous or Phone: 0800 9177 650

Alcohol Change UK (Drinkline)

Anxiety UK or Phone: 03444 775 774 or email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk

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

www.callhelpline.org.uk

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/ Call: 0800 585858

Childline

www.childline.org.uk Call: 0800 1111

CRUSE Bereavement care

www.cruse.org.uk Call: 0808 808 1677

Domestic Abuse

Mankind – www.mankind.org.uk Respect – mensadviceline.org.ukRefuge – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk Call: 0808 2000 247

Drinkaware support services list

www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/support-services/alcohol-support-services

Emergency Service workers – PTSD999

www.ptsd999.org.uk/about/how-to-get-help

Call: 01223 755 130, email: support@ptsd999.org.uk or text: 07778 485 528

Family Lives (Previously Parentline)

www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/confidential-helpline

Family Rights Group

www.frg.org.uk

Farming Community Network

fcn.org.uk/help-health-issues/ or call: 03000 111 999

Galop (Helpline for LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime or abuse) – www.galop.org.uk/how-we-can-help/

Call: 0800 999 5428 or email: help@galop.org.uk

GamCare (helpline for problem gambling)

www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/talk-to-us-now Call: 0808 8020 133

LGBT Foundation

lgbt.foundation/coronavirus/wellbeing Call: 0345 3 30 30 30

LGBT Health Scotlandwww.lgbthealth.org.uk Call: 0300 123 2523

Marijuana Anonymous

www.marijuana-anonymous.org.uk Call: 0300 124 0373

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

www.meiccymru.org

Call: 0808 80 23456 or text: 84001

Mental Health Matters helplines

www.mhm.org.uk/helpline-webchat

Mermaids UK (support for trans and gender-diverse children and their families)

mermaidsuk.org.uk/about-us Call: 0808 801 0400

MIND

Crisis planning – www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/

List of helplines – www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/

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Mindline Trans+

mindlinetrans.org.uk Call: 0300 330 5468

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

www.mindout.org.uk/get-support/mindout-online/

Muslim Youth Helpline

www.myh.org.uk/helpline

Call: 0808 808 2008 or live chat on website

Narcotics Anonymous

ukna.org

Call: 0300 999 1212

OCD Action

ocdaction.org.uk/i-need-support/helpline/ Call: 0845 390 6232

Papyrus (charity dedicated to preventing suicide of young people)

www.papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk Call: 0800 068 4141

Panic

nopanic.org.uk/the-no-panic-helpline Call: 0300 772 9844

Rural Support (Northern Ireland)

www.ruralsupport.org.uk/how-we-can-help/helpline/ Call: 0800 138 1678

SAMARITANS

www.samaritans.org

Call: 116123 (in UK) or email: jo@samaritans.org

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

www.sands.org.uk

Call: 0808 164 3332 or email: helpline@sands.org.uk

Saneline

www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/

Self-Injury Support for women and girls

www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Call: 0808 800 8088 text: 07537 432444 or email: tessmail@selfinjury- support.org.uk

SHOUT – www.giveusashout.org Text SHOUT to 85258

The Silverline (for people over 55 years old)

www.thesilverline.org.uk/helpline 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)

www.supportline.org.uk

Call: 01708 765200 or email: info@supportline.org.uk

Survivors of bereavement by suicide (SOBS)

uksobs.org

The Survivors Trust (for people who have suffered sexual abuse)

www.thesurvivorstrust.org Call: 0808 8 010818

Switchboard LGBT

switchboard.lgbt/about-us Call: 0300 330 0630

Winston’s Wish (support for grieving children)

www.winstonswish.org Call: 0808 8 020 021

Young Minds

youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/ Text: YM to 85258 for crisis support

Your Life Counts (global support line)

yourlifecounts.org


safety plan

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:

getselfhelp.co.uk/suicidal.htm

www.stayingsafe.net/home

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.