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If your life is at risk right now:

If you feel like you might attempt suicide or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.

Some emotional support lines to try are:

BADCo Referrals

Is this counselling for you or someone else?
Are you currently receiving or waiting to receive counselling through the NHS or another authority?
Are you looking for the following:

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Please note that we are currently seeing a high volume of people reaching out for help so there maybe some delay in helping you financially.

Referrals Form

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK
National helpline offering supportive listening service to anyone throughout the UK with thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm. They are open 6pm to 3:30 am for those aged 18 or over.
Telephone: 0800 689 5652



Can be contacted by telephone, letter, e-mail and mini-com. There's also a face-to-face service, available at their local branches. They are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Telephone: 116 123


Sane Line
They work with anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. Their helpline is open between 4:40pm and 10pm every day of the year. They also provide a free text-based support service called Textcare.  And an online supportive forum community, where anyone can share their experiences of mental health issues.

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm – 10:30pm every evening)
Support Forum:


Support Line
Support Line provide a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. Their opening hours vary so you need to ring them for details.

Telephone: 01708 765200



Papyrus UK
Work with people under 35 who are having suicidal feelings. And with people who are worried about someone under 35. Their helpline is open 10am – 10pm in the week. And between 2pm and 10pm at weekends and bank holidays.

Telephone: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697

C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
They used to be aimed specifically at men, but they are now able to help anyone. Their helpline is open between 5pm and midnight every day of the year.

Telephone (outside London): 0800 58 58 58
Telephone (London): 0808 802 58 58
Webchat: (5pm – Midnight every day)


Aimed at people over 55. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Telephone:  0800 4 70 80 90


The Mix
Aimed at people under 25. Their helpline is open between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week. They also run a crisis text service which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Telephone: 0808 808 4994
E-mail: through the website.
Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258
Webchat: through the website. (4pm - 11pm, 7 days a week)


Mood Swings
Aimed at anyone affected by a mood disorder, including friends, families and carers.  Their helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: 0161 832 37 36

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