Important crisis numbers

24/7 NHS mental health response line

Call the local NHS helpline for free, any time, day or night if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind the 24/7 open access telephone response line will listen to you and determine how best to help:

0800 038 5300


The Samaritans aren't just for people in crisis - they're there for anyone who wants to talk about how they are feeling. It's free to call from a landline or mobile 24/7:

116 123

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

The CALM helpline is for anyone in the UK feeling down or like they've hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. The helpline and webchat run from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year:

0800 585858

Use the CALM Web Chat

Papyrus Hopeline

The Papyrus Hopeline is a confidential support and advice service anyone under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. The line is open Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm-5pm.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07786 209 697


Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Text: 85258