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If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thought about self-harm, it's important to tell someone.

These thoughts and feelings can be complex, frightening and confusing, but you do not have to struggle alone.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, contact one of the organisations below to get support right away.

Below is a list of organisations that offer support during tough times:


Name - Samaritans

What they offer - Free 24-hour listening support

Call - 116 123

Website - www.samaritans.org


Name - SHOUT

What they offer - Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.

Text - Text "SHOUT" to 85258

Website - www.giveusashout.org


Name - NHS 111

What they offer - If you need help urgently but are not at risk of death or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online.

Call - (Only call if you cannot get help online) 111

Website - www.NHS111.org.uk


Name - Papyrus's HopelineUK

What they offer - If you are under 35 and feel that life is not worth living any more, call Papyrus's HopelineUK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.

Call -  0800 068 41 41

Text - 07786 209697

Website - www.papyrus-uk.org


Name - CALM

What they offer - CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.

Call - 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website - www.thecalmzone.net


Name - Elefriends

What they offer - Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it's like to struggle sometimes, Elefriends is a safe space.

Website - www.elefriends.org.uk


Name - Mind Info Line

What they offer - Our Infoline provides an information and signposting service. We’re open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Call - 0300 123 3393

Text - 86463


Name - Headway Helpline

What they offer - Headway Helpline is here to help in any way they can, whether it is a serious matter or just for a chat. We are open Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Call - 0808 800 2244 or leave a voicemail

Email - helpline@headway.org.uk


Name - First Response

What they offer - A 24/7 helpline offering immediate advice, support and signposting for people with mental health difficulties.

Call - 0808 196 3494

Website - www.headway.org.uk