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What to do if you need help immediately

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If someone is in immediate danger.

If you feel your life, or someone else’s life is at risk, phone 999 or go to your local A&E.

What to do

— Call 999

— Visit your local A&E

If someone is feeling suicidal

If you or someone else is feeling suicidal and finding it difficult to talk to someone:

  • Seek advice and the support of your GP as a matter of urgency.
  • Or, if you are in distress and in need of immediate help and are unable to see a GP, then you can call 111 out of hours and they will help you find the support and help you need.
  • Contact your mental health crisis team, if you have one.

What to do

— Seek out your/their GP

— Call 111

— Contact your crisis team


CALL Mental Health Listening Line

Provides a confidential mental health listening and emotional support line which is open 24/7. CALL can also signpost to support in local communities and a range of online information.

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Samaritans – for everyone

If you are having a difficult time, or if you are worried about someone else. whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.

We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Papyrus - for people under 35 and those who work with them

PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss of her son to suicide. PAPYRUS was initially set up as the Parents’ Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide, hence the name PAPYRUS.

Since 1997, PAPYRUS has continued to listen to and learn from the experiences of those personally touched by young suicide. Today, PAPYRUS works in many ways to prevent young suicide.

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Worried about yourself or someone else?

If you are worried about either yourself or someone close to you, please explore our page that is full of resources to help you in times of need.

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