The Laura Hyde Foundation are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to improving the mental health of our emergency services and medical workers.
If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – or you feel that you may be about to harm yourself, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.
Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.
If you're feeling like you want to die, it's important to tell someone.
Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.
These free helplines are there to help when you're feeling down or desperate.
Unless it says otherwise, they're open 24 hours a day, every day.
You can also call these helplines for advice if you’re worried about someone else.
The Samaritans are a 24 hour confidential, listening service providing emotional support for anyone in crisis.
Call 116 123
The Campaign Against Living Miserably offers confidential, anonymous and free support information and signposting to people anywhere in the UK through their helpline and online webchat.
Call 0800 58 58 58 open 7 days a week, 5pm to Midnight. Calls are free from UK mobiles and landlines
Alternatively you can use the online chat function by using the button below.
Call 0800 068 41 41 – 9am to midnight every day
Text 07860 039967
Call 0300 1020 505 – 4pm to midnight every day
We are talking groups for men (18+). Andys Man Club started off as one group in the small, northern town of Halifax. That first night 9 men turned up and spoke. There was a magic in that room that everyone knew had to be shared. We knew other guys across the country needed this same experience. We have worked tirelessly through Andys memory to grow our clubs.
We are open for face to face meetings every Monday (except bank holidays) at 7pm and currently have 35 groups across England and Scotland.
We also have a national online group every Monday at 7pm for those outside of our catchment areas. For information about how to book on to one of our sessions, either in person or online, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be able to assist
At the Child Death Helpline we’re here to listen.
We understand that the death of a child is one of the most devastating events that anyone may experience.
Sometimes the feelings of grief can be so overwhelming that they make everyday living very difficult – we’re here to help.
Our dedicated helpline offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago.
Your call will be answered by a trained volunteer who has also lost a child and understands the feelings that surround the death of a child.
The Facing the Future service has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide.
We are here to listen and support emotional well being in young people and those affected by suicide.
Emotional support for students in distress.
Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental, non-directive and non-advisory support services run by students for students.
SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
Open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.
Text 'Shout' to 82528 to get started