If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thought about self-harm, it's important to tell someone.
These thoughts and feelings can be complex, frightening and confusing, but help is available and you do not have to struggle alone.
Is your life in danger?
If you have seriously harmed yourself – call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.
Getting urgent help with your mental health
If you feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, and cannot wait to see a therapist or doctor – contact one of the organisations below to get support right away.
Also see further NHS advice on dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency.
If you have already been given a Crisis Line number from a health professional, call it.
Call 116 12
Call 0808 2000 247
Papyrus – for people under 35
Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Text 07786 209697
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill
As well as speaking to a counsellor, here are some peer support groups you may find helpful.
Big White Wall is an anonymous digital mental health support service available online 24/7 where you can express yourself freely and openly monitored by trained Wall Guides. Also provides access to information and self-help programmes.
Victim Support is an independent charity supporting people affected by crime or traumatic events and helping them get the support they need.
Depression UK is a national self-help charity helping people cope with their depression.
Refuge supports more than 6,000 clients, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse
The Survivors Trust has 129 member organisations based in the UK & Ireland which provide specialist support for women, men & children who have survived rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.
Safeline is an independent and non-discriminatory charity that provides specialist, tailored support for anyone affected by sexual abuse or rape.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Mind charity services include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. Each local Mind is an independent charity run by local people, for local people.
Mightify is the UK’s number 1 personal development, careers and resettlement service for people leaving the emergency services.
The NHS is always there, 24/7. You can always:
call your GP – ask for an emergency appointment
call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one