Worried about yourself or someone else?
Life can be very difficult sometimes.
For anyone who is suffering from poor mental health, wellbeing and/or feeling suicidal, it is important to talk to someone you trust.
Let family or friends know what is going on. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe. Alternatively, you can contact one of the support services below.
Text Shout to 85258 – Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, 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.
Hub of Hope
Hub of Hope believes that no matter what you’re going through, you shouldn’t have to do it alone. Enables you to find services local to you using geolocation technology.
Rethink improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.
Advice and information on how to support someone who is feeling suicidal.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for men
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this.
Phone lines are open 5pm to midnight every day
Staying Safe offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience.
If you’re struggling with a difficult situation and suicidal thoughts, this website provides ideas about how to get through it and things that you – and other people – can do to make things better.
Papyrus – for people under 35
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.
Monday to Friday 9am-10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm to 10pm
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Call on 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill
2 Wish Upon A Star
Bereavement Support after a death by Suicide
2 Wish Upon A Star – supporting sudden death in children and young adults aged 25 and under across Wales.
2 Wish Upon A Star have recently been successful in securing funding from Welsh Government to provide a pilot project supporting families affected by the suicide of an individual, of any age, in Gwent (the counties of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen) in 2020-21.
Mobile Phone App Support
Below are a list of mobile phone apps that can offer help, resources and support in times of need.
A suicide prevention resource to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
The app offers advice and information about self-harm and suicidal thoughts and can help you discover self-help techniques and resources that can make you feel better.
Desktop App & Online Support
Find mental health self-help, resources and online training with desktop apps and websites.
Samaritans Self-Help App
Keep track of how you are feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.
Free Online Suicide Awareness Training
Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.
Zero Suicide Alliance
Zero Suicide Alliance’s* provide free online suicide awareness training courses: a very brief introduction course (5-10 minutes) and a further awareness course (20 minutes). Both provide people with skills to help someone who may be considering suicide.
To complete a free online suicide awareness training course visit Zero Suicide Alliance.