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Suicidal thoughts

What to do if you are having suicidal thoughts

Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts

I’m having suicidal thoughts

  • If you are having suicidal thoughts, it is essential that you speak to someone about how you are feeling. Please don’t struggle with these difficult feelings on your own. There are free services, with trained professionals, waiting to talk to you. They want you to contact them.  Please pick up the phone, send a text or an email – see contact details below.
  • You can call the free NHS helpline: Mental Health 111 (Option 2) . Call 111 and select Option 2. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free to call from a mobile (even when the caller has no credit left) or from a landline. You will be provided with immediate support over the phone to help you cope with how you are feeling and, if needed, a referral to mental health services will be arranged.
  • If you have already been given a Crisis Line number from a health professional, call it.
  • You can also contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment. In a crisis, you should be offered an appointment with the first available doctor.
  • Or call the Samaritans. Samaritans has a free to call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. If you want to talk to someone in confidence, call them on 116 123.
  • If you are under 35, you can call PAPYRUS’ HOPELINE247 on 0800 068 4141. Or text 0786 0039967. Or email: This is a free 24-hour helpline for young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.
  • Or click here to find other helplines and text lines . There are a wide range of services offering free professional support available right now to help keep you safe.
  • You can also speak to someone you know and trust. Please don’t struggle with difficult feelings on your own.
  • If you have a safety plan, then follow your own advice.
  • We have also compiled a list of sources of support such as useful Apps and websites.
  • If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger please click here.

If you or someone you know are in need of urgent help, it's an emergency.

If you are unable to keep yourself safe, it is an emergency. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as physical health emergency. You are not wasting anyone’s time. Please seek help.

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