There are many helplines and support sites you can reach out to in a mental health emergency to find help. Use the list below to find a source of support.


When life is difficult, Samaritans are there – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them free on 116 123, email them at, or visit for details about local drop ins.



Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text us from wherever you are in the UK. Offering support for a range of things including anxiety, depression, grief, and suicidal thoughts.


Young Minds

YoungMinds is committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health and young people and empowering their parents and carers. Website has factsheets for young people, parents and professionals.

Website and contact details.


Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK have support and resources they can offer for both people experiencing anxiety disorders and professionals working with people experiencing anxiety.

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Helpline – 03444 775 774
Mon-Fri 9.30am–5.30pm


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a health promotion charity with the aim of reducing male suicide in the UK. Website contains helpful information and ways to get involved.

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Helpline – 0800 58 58 58
5.00pm-midnight 7 days

Selfharm offers information and support for young people impacted by self-harm. Website helps to eliminate myths and provides up-to-date information on how to stay safe.

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Site focused on preventing young suicide with dedicated sections on resources for young people and their friends.

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Hopeline UK – 0800 0684141
Mon-Fri 10.00am–10.00pm