If you are currently having suicidal thoughts or mental health struggles please utilise one of the support links below to reach the support:
NHS. You can call the NHS support line on Tel: 111 or visit their website: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/urgent-support/, www.nhs24.com
Samaritans. The Samaritans is a confidential emotional support line for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. They are available 24 hours a day on Tel: 08457 90 90 90 and 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.uk, https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/organisation/samaritans/
CALM. CALM (campaign against living miserably) is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Their helpline is free, anonymous, and confidential. It is open 7 days a week from 5 p.m. to midnight. Call 0800 58 58 58 / Email: email@example.com / Webchat www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/
If you think your life or someone’s life is in danger you should visit an emergency department or call an ambulance by dialling 999 (in the UK).
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. https://www.papyrus-uk.org – Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 (open Mon-Fri: 10am to10pm, weekends: 2pm to 10pm & bank holidays: 2pm to 5pm) – SMS: 07786 209697 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They offer a free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (Open 11am – 11pm 7 days a week)
Webchat: through the website: www.getconnected.org.uk
Men’s Minds Matter
Men’s Minds Matter is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention of male suicide by building psychological resilience and emotional strength. The website has many resources and guides relating to male suicide including anger, stress, depression and how to support a man in crisis.
Andy’s Club are talking club’s for men. They have numerous clubs across the country and a national online group for those outside of current club catchment areas.
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime. Call 0800 1111, https://www.childline.org.uk/
Hub of Hope
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time. https://hubofhope.co.uk/, Helpline: https://hubofhope.co.uk/need-help-now
Mental Health at Work
Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. Mental Health at Work is here to help you find the information and resources you need. https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/
Alcohol Change UK is a UK alcohol charity. Their website links to a wide range of support services should you wish to speak to or get advice about your drinking. https://alcoholchange.org.uk/
Smokeline is Scotland’s national stop smoking helpline, open every day from 8am-10pm. They have helped thousands of people and can help you too. Smokeline advisers can guide you through what’s helped other smokers, and help you work out what’s most likely to work for you.
http://www.canstopsmoking.com/ – Tel: 0800 848 84 84
Provides free, independent, confidential advice on a self-help basis. You can contact them over the telephone, by e-mail or letter.
http://www.nationaldebtline.org – Telephone: 0808 808 4000 Monday to Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9.30am-1pm
Switchboard – LGBT + Helpline
Switchboard gives practical and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. You can talk to them about any issue.
Webchat: through the website – http://www.switchboard.lgbt – Telephone: 0300 330 0630 (open 10am – 11pm)
Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland (https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/)is Scotland’s leading organisation working to transform attitudes, improve responses and ultimately to end rape and sexual violence in all its forms. Get in touch any day between 6pm – midnight. Call: 08088 01 03 02 Text: 07537 410 027. Email: email@example.com
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
SOBS offers support for those bereaved or affected by suicide through a helpline answered by trained volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide and a network of local support groups.
www.uk-sobs.org.uk / Helpline 0300 111 5065 Everyday 9.00-21.00 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help is at Hand
Produced by the Department of Health, this is a resource for people bereaved by suicide and other sudden, traumatic death in England and Wales. The booklet can be read online at: www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/support-guides/help-is-at-hand/ or printed copies can be ordered by phoning 0300 123 1002 quoting 2901502/Help is at Hand.
The Compassionate Friends
This service supports bereaved parents and their families. They have a Shadow of Suicide (SOS) group that can put parents in touch with other parents who have lost a child to suicide.
Telephone: 0345 123 2304 (10am-4pm & 7pm-10pm daily) / Email: email@example.com / Website: www.tcf.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse offer free, confidential help to bereaved people.
Telephone: 0844 477 9400 (9.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday – excludes bank holidays, with extended hours until 8pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website: www.cruse.org.uk