Do you need mental health help now?

If you want to talk to someone right away, here is a list of organisations you can call for immediate help.

The Samaritans helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123 (free).

If you’ve had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone you can trust immediately, such as your GP, or a friend, colleague or relative.


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)


Mind Charity

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)



CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


NHS Helplines

The NHS Helplines page offers advice and various signposting for issues around abuse, addiction, alzheimer’s, bereavement, eating disorders, parenting and relationship issues.


The Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.


Backup Buddy

Backup Buddy is a mental health app for UK Police and Staff giving support and advice when you need it.

More information or to download the app –