Feel in Crisis?

It is not uncommon for people to feel at a crisis point and you are doing the right thing by seeking support and advice.

If the feeling is overwhelming or you feel so distressed that you have thoughts of harming yourself or you feel you are at risk of harming others then,

You need to:

Phone or visit your GP as soon as possible to tell them how you are feeling. To find your local GP, please follow this link.

If your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 24 on 111


International Helplines and Crisis Support outside of the UK

  • Therapy Route provide information on helplines, suicide hotlines and crisis lines from across the world. 
  • Suicide.Org provide information on international prevention, awareness and support organisations.
  • Befrienders Worldwide provides an outline of the contact details of helplines by country.


External Support

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

You can also contact the Samaritans for free at any time by phoning 116 123, or if you are under 35, you can contact Hopeline between: 9am – 10pm weekdays or 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays.

Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, and have a range of helpful support services and resources at their website.