• If you are feeling in crisis or urgent need of support

    or cannot wait for a regular appointment, there is help and advice out there. You can:

  • Call your GP to request an emergency appointment
  • Call 111 if: you need help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • Go to your Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at your local hospital.

In addition, you might find the following organisations may be able to offer helpful advice either online or by telephone. All logos are clickable. Links are for information only, see disclaimer below.

Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement

"Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people." Cruse Bereavement.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices

NHS Choices provides "comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, as well as making the most of NHS and social care services in England" NHS Choices.

Samaritans

Samaritans

Contactable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, they are there to listen what is distressing you, including difficult thoughts around self-harm or suicide. Their freephone number is 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org. or write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice

Citizens advice aim to "provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives". They provide "free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities".

SANEline

SANEline

SANEline offers emotional support and information from 6pm–11pm, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0300 304 7000.

CALM

CALM

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is there to support men having distressing thoughts and experiences. Open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year, their phone number is 0800 58 58 58. Also available is webchat service.

Nightline

Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students. Check if your universities or colleges offer a night-time listening service.

Switchboard

Switchboard

Switchboard, is a LGBT+ helpline. Switchboard is available from 10am–11pm, 365 days a year, to listen to any issues you are facing. Operators all identify as LGBT+. Also phone 0300 330 0630, or email chris@switchboard.lgbt.

These links are provided for information only. Though I believe these institutions provide reliable information I have NOT done full “due diligence” and thus I do not necessarily endorse advice, services, products etc. offered by them. Furthermore, my opinions may differ from those put forward in these links.

 

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