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Where to go for help

Useful UK helplines and websites

We hope you can get the help that you need. Get support and access to some great resources from these charities and organisations


Dial 999

It is a common preconception that you cannot call the emergency services if you are feeling suicidal. Suicidal thoughts are an emergency.


Contact the Samaritans

Samaritans is a suicide prevention charity that provides emotional support to people in distress. 

They have a 24/7 helpline: 

116 123

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For Non-Emergencies

Contact Mind

Mind is a mental health charity that provides information and support to people with mental health problems and their families.


They have a helpline that is available 24/7:

0300 123 3393

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Call NHS 111

NHS 111 is a free 24/7 telephone service that can provide advice and support for people with mental health problems.


Contact Rethink Mental Illness.

Rethink Mental Illness is another mental health charity that provides support and information.

They have a helpline that is available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday: 

0300 500 0450

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Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory is a website that lists accredited counsellors in the UK

Seek your GP

Visit your General Practitioner and they should be able to refer you to the right services. There are lots of services that you can visit through the GP.

If you are in University

Visit your mental health service and wellbeing drop in services

If you are in School

Visit a trusted member of staff

While we take care to ensure that the organisations we signpost provide high quality information and advice, we cannot take responsibility for any specific pieces of advice they may offer.

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