Help Centre

What kind of help do you need?

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Need Urgent Help or Support?

If you are distressed or experiencing despair, try to speak to somebody now.

  • Is there a family member or a friend you could call?
  • Is there a neighbour or colleague who can help?

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger or harm, then please call the Police or Ambulance Service on 999.

Do you need medical or mental health help now?

If so, then it is crucial that you contact the right person - most likely your GP. They will help you to get specialist help. If your GP surgery is closed, their answerphone will direct you to the right place.

Need to talk?

If you want to talk to someone about how you feel, what you’re experiencing or how to deal with someone else's behaviour, you can contact the Samaritans.

The Samaritans
The Samaritans offer a 24-hour telephone helpline. You can also contact them via email and letter. 08457 90 90 90

SANE: runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support to anyone affected by mental illness, including friends, family and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm – 10.30pm. 0300 304 700 (local rate)

Calm: Offering support to men of any age, who are in crisis via their helpline, webchat and website. 5pm – midnight 365 days a year. 0800 58 58 58. Web – www.thecalmzone.net

Silver Line: Older people can call 0800 4 70 80 90 for free, confidential information, friendship and advice.

Hub of Hope: This is a national mental health database that shows all the support that’s available in your local area: hubofhope.co.uk

Shining a light on Suicide: This website aims to support anyone who is thinking about suicide or who has been affected by it.