If you need to talk right away and are in a crisis, there are numerous helplines with professional staff members on hand available. They won’t pass judgement on you and might be able to provide immediate support for the way you are feeling. 


116 123 (freephone) (24hrs response time)

Anyone who needs to talk can contact Samaritans at any time (They are reachable 24/7). Some Samaritans branches are open to walk-ins. Additionally, Samaritans offer a Welsh Language Line at 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK 

0800 689 5652 (free helpline open from 6pm-3:30am every day)

Anyone having suicidal thoughts can call this helpline for a supportive listening service.


85258 (text SHOUT)

A 24/7 confidential text service, available on all major mobile networks for free.
Providing mental health support if you’re having trouble coping and need immediate assistance.


0800 068 41 41
07860 039967 (text)

Confidential support for under 35s experiencing suicidal thoughts or worried about a young person who could be struggling. Open daily from 9am–midnight.


Contact information for helplines and listening services in UK universities and colleges.


0800 132 737 (freephone helpline)
81066 (text HELP followed by your message)

Provides information and support to people in Wales who are struggling with a mental health problem.

NHS 111(England)

Non-emergency medical help and advice for people in England.

Befrienders Worldwide

Please visit the website for support helplines outside of the UK, which includes a tool for searching by country. 

999 (Emergency services UK)

For If your life is at risk and you need an emergency service – A&E departments are open 24 hours a day and anyone can visit them free of charge.

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