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Help for the bereaved in the UK

Call the Cruse Helpline on 0808 808 1677 to talk to someone about bereavement. Chat with a trained bereavement counsellor


Is your life in danger?

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. 


Alternatively, you can ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.


Is there a cause for concern for your wellbeing?


Please use the contact details below if you need to reach out to somebody.


Helplines are free and confidential.




Call Samaritans.

116 123



0800 585858

Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.


HopeLine UK

0800 068 4141


For practical advice on suicide prevention:

Premier Lifeline

0300 111 0101

Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective



Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)



24 hr helpline offering emotional support for people who are 

experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those 

which may lead to suicide - Supportive site for men who suffer from 

depression and/or suicidal thoughts

SOS Silence of Suicide – for everyone
Call 0300 1020 505 – 4 pm to midnight every day

If you do not want to talk to someone over the phone, these text lines are open 24 hours a day, every day.

Shout Crisis Text Line – for everyone in the UK

Text “SHOUT” to 85258


YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – for people under 19

Text “YM” to 85258

Talk to someone you trust

Let family or friends know what is going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.

There's no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what's important.

Who else you can talk to?

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

  • call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment

  • call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need

contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one

Eating Disorders:

If you or anyone you know could be affected by an eating disorder and need help or advice, call the BEAT helpline on 0808 801 0677, 365 days a year (9 am to 8 pm weekdays, 4 pm-8 pm weekends and bank holidays) or go to

Advice Line

Our London office-based telephone Advice Line 020 7284 5879 is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10.00 am-4.00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2.00 pm-7.30 pm (excluding bank holidays). You can also email to request a callback. 




IMALIVE provides a 24/7 crisis hotline for anyone who is feeling depressed, hopeless, or suicidal throughout the US.
Tel: 2025363200

Boys Town National Hotline

Boys Town National Hotline offers 24-hour service to people throughout the United States who are in crisis or need immediate help.
Tel: 800-448-3000

Text: Text VOICE to 20121


National Runaway Safe line

National Runaway Safeline NRS provides crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and prevention services to youth, families, and community members throughout the country 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tel: 1-800-786-2929


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. They are made up of an expansive network of over 170 local- and state-funded crisis centres located across the United States.
Tel: 1-800-273-8255


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides Spanish-speaking counsellors, available 24/7 anywhere in the US.
Tel: 1-888-628-9454

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