Suicide can be a hard thing to talk about. We hope that this guidance will help you to deal with either your own suicidal thoughts, or help you to support someone else who is suicidal.

Please click below to download our guides on Suicidal Thoughts and Helping Someone Who is Suicidal.


Ask for help

We know it can be hard to pick up the phone, but please reach out to somebody and let them know how you are feeling.

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time. Call 999 or got to A&E now if you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.


Samaritans (116 123) is a 24-hour anonymous service available every day of the year. If you prefer not to speak on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected]

PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.

Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87) is a website and phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

NHS 24 by dialling 111 if you feel you need to speak with a medical professional and your GP is unavailable

Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, text “YM” if you are under 19 years of age.

Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.