If you need immediate help:
In an emergency:
If you're in crisis and need to speak to someone:
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Other useful numbers...
Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.
(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.
Open 10am-10pm on weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends and bank holidays
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.
5pm to midnight, every day of the year
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
Open 4:30-10:30pm every day