Suicidal thoughts - Useful contacts
They have a national helpline which gives confidential emotional support for people who are distressed. Local branches offer telephone support and sometimes face to face support.
Telephone: 116 123 (Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week)
Address: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
This organisation are aimed at men dealing with suicidal thoughts or emotional distress. They have a national helpline, webchat and online resources for support.
Telephone (outside London): 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 7 days per week)
Telephone (London): 0808 802 5858 (5pm to midnight, 7 days per week)
Webchat: through the website
Address: CALM, PO Box 68766, London SE1P 4JZ
They run a national, out-of-hours helpline. They offer emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. This includes family, friends and carers.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm to 10:30pm 7 days per week)
They offer confidential emotional support to everyone by telephone, email and post. They can talk to you about any issue. They have details of counsellors, agencies and support groups in the UK.
Telephone: 01708 765200 (hours change, ring to find out)
Address: PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex RM7 1JA
Switchboard – LGBT + Helpline
Switchboard gives practical and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. You can talk to them about any issue.
Telephone: 0300 330 0630 (open 10am – 11pm)
Webchat: through the website
Maytree, Sanctuary for the suicidal
Maytree may be able to give you somewhere to stay for a few nights and someone to talk to. They are a non-medical service. You can self-refer or be referred by a health professional.
Telephone: 020 7263 7070
Address: 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG
This is a national charity which helps to stop young suicide. They run HOPELineUK. HOPELineUK give practical advice and information to:
- children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling, and
- anyone who is concerned about a young person.
Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 (open Mon-Fri: 10am to10pm, weekends: 2pm to 10pm & bank holidays: 2pm to 5pm)
SMS: 07786 209697
Address: 67 Bewsey Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7JQ
Childline gives advice and support for children and young people coping with distress.
Telephone: 0800 11 11 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week) (freephone)
E-mail: via website
Webchat: via website
The Mix (it was Get Connected)
They offer a free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (Open 11am – 11pm 7 days a week)
Telephone Counselling: through the website
Webchat: through the website.
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
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