Crisis resources for the UK (details correct as of 21 May 2024)

If you are in immediate risk of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 999 or go to A&E.

If you are in urgent need of mental health support, please call 111 or visit

Here are some support services if you need someone to talk to:

Samaritans – open 24/7

Call 116 123

Email (may take several days for a response)

Shout – open 24/7

Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – open 5pm-midnight

Call 0800 58 58 58

Livechat and WhatsApp

SANEline – open 4pm-10pm, usually every day

Call 0300 304 7000

National Suicide Prevention Helpline – open 6pm-midnight every day

Call 0800 689 5652

Papyrus – open 24/7

For children and young people under the age of 35 thinking about suicide or anyone concerned about a young person and suicide

Call 0800 068 4141

Text 88247


The Mix

For young people under 25

Text THEMIX to 85258 (available 24/7)

Email – they aim to respond within 24 hours, closed at weekends

Online Chat 4pm-11pm Mon-Fri

Find local services through Mind They also have national helplines: