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Who to call

It is my hope that you have someone you love to call if you ever feel like taking your life is your only option, but if that feels too hard or isn't available to you, and you need support immediately: call 999 or seek help at an A&E department.

If you don't wish to do that then, please do contact one of the below organisations. Their trained staff are there to hear you.

Providing emotional support for everyone, whatever your'e going through.
Available 24/7 on 116 123, or you confined your nearest branch online.

Providing emotional support to men in crisis, experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Available between 5pm and midnight on 0800 58 58 58 (UK wide) or 0808 802 58 58 (London). They also offer a web chat.

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide
A charity for people under the age of 35 who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or anyone concerned about a young person.
Available on 0800 068 41 41 between 10am to 10pm weekdays, 2pm to 10pm on weekends and 2pm to 5pm Bank Holidays. 
You can text: 07786209697.

Providing counselling and support for children and young people. 
Available 24/7 on 0800 1111. Calls are free and confidential and won't show on your phone bill.

Provides one-off stays for adults in suicidal crisis.
Available 25/7 on 020 7263 70 70 or 

Single Point of Access (SPA)
Provides a first point of contact for people wishing to access community mental health services. SPA has a different number depending on the county or London borough you live in. Use a search engine with the term: 'Single point of access [insert your location]' to find the correct number to call.

Your GP
For an emergency appointment. 

How to support someone 

If you are concerned that someone in your life might be thinking about suicide, or talking about suicide, please take it seriously and don't be afraid to have an honest conversation with them, and allow them to talk about what's happening for them. This includes asking them directly whether they are thinking about suicide. 

  • You can encourage them to reach out to the organisations above, and you can offer to call for them, or sit with them whilst they call if they would like.
  • You can also ask the Samaritans to contact them, either anonymously or by referencing your name. You can find out more about how this works on their website.
  • If you are concerned they are an imminent danger to themselves, you can call 999.