Suicidal thoughts - how to support someone - Useful contacts
The Samaritans give people telephone, letter and email emotional and practical support. Their volunteers are trained in supporting people who feel suicidal but are able to provide a listening ear to anyone that needs it, whether or not they are suicidal.
Telephone: 116 123 (UK) (24 hours)
Address: PO Box RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, P.O. Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA
This is a national helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm – 10:30pm daily)
Email: use their online form
Support line offers confidential emotional support to adults and children by telephone, email and post. They try to help people find positive ways to cope, feel strong on this inside and feel better about themselves.
Telephone: 01708 765200 (hours vary)
Address: SupportLine, PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex RM7 1JA
CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably)
This is an organisation that raises awareness of depression in young men between 15 and 35. It has a free helpline offering support, advice and information to young men who need someone to talk to.
Telephone: Outside London 0800 58 58 58. Inside London 0808 802 5858 (5pm – midnight, everyday)
Webchat: via the website
This is a London-based charity supporting people who feel suicidal. They offer different services including a place where people can stay for a few nights and have someone to talk to. It is not a medical service. They have trained volunteers for people to speak to as well as time for rest and relaxation. People can only stay there once.
Telephone: 020 7263 7070
Address: 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG
PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide)
This is an organisation that aims to prevent suicide in young people. It can offer advice if you are worried about a young person who might be suicidal.
Telephone: 0800 068 4141
Need practical advice & info? We can help.
Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays