If you feel you need immediate support, please check this list of organisations who may be able to help you in the moment.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Call 0800 58 58 58 or visit thecalmzone.net
Listening services, information and support for anyone who needs to talk, including a web chat.
Call 0800 1111 (free) or visit childline.org.uk
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Call 0808 2000 247 (free) or visit nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Free, in confidence telephone support for anyone who is experiencing or is a survivor of Domestic Abuse.
Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them.
Talk/type relay service for anyone who has difficulty hearing or being understood when speaking over the phone. The cost of making phone calls through this service depends on your telephone service provider.
Call 116 123 (free) or visit samaritans.org
Whatever you're going through, you can call any time, from any phone for free.
Text SHOUT to 85258 or visit giveusashout.org
Confidential text service offering support if you're in crisis and need immediate help.
Call 0808 808 4994 or text THEMIX to 85258 (free) or visit themix.org.uk
Free, confidential support and advice for under 25s in the UK.
Text SHOUT to 85258 (free) or visit youngminds.org.uk
Free, confidential text support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis
Helplines - not 24/7
Call 0808 802 0111 (free) or visit griefencounter.org.uk
Free confidential, emotional support to young people affected by grief. Open weekdays 9am – 9pm.
Aimed at anyone affected by a mood disorder, including friends, families and carers. The helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK
Call 0800 689 5652 or visit spuk.org.uk
Helpline offering a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. Open from 6pm to midnight every day. If you are unable to connect to the main number above you can call 0800 689 0880.
Call 0300 304 7000 or visit sane.org.uk
Services for anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. The helpline is open between 4:40pm and 10pm every day of the year. They also provide a free text support and have a supportive forum community.
Call 0800 4 708090 or visit thesilverline.org.uk
Aimed at people over 55. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. Opening hours vary so contact them for details.
Call 0800 0119 100, email hello@switchboard/lgbt or visit switchboard.lgbt
Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Open 10am – 10pm.
Membership body for helplines in the UK. Includes a searchable directory of services.
Hub of Hope
UK-wide mental health service database - search for local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support.
Mind Recovery Net
Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.
Lists contact information for helplines and listening services in universities and colleges across the UK.
Rethink Mental Illness