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If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you may feel as though there is no one you can talk to. But you are not alone. You can always talk to staff, who are here to listen and support you. We can also help you to find services who will be able to help you take control of your worries.

If you need urgent help right now, please know that there are people who can support you.

  • If you are at immediate risk or harm, please call 999 and ask for an ambulance. 
  • You can text YM to 85258 for free, 24/7 support from Young Minds’ Shout service. 
  • Whatever you’re going through, you can contact the Samaritans. You can call them for free on 116 123 (they’re open 24/7), or you can email them on (please be aware the response time for this is 24 hours). 
  • If you are under 19 then you can confidentially call, chat online or email Childline. You can ring them on 0800 1111 or sign up for a free Childline locker to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service. Calling them is usually faster than starting a 1-2-1 chat.

The Samaritans have a self-help app

Childline also have a brilliant page called ‘Calm Zone’, which offers lots of ways to help you feel calmer

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – is leading a movement against suicide, which focuses on males

Young Minds - Local Offer

Young Minds also have a page that provides guidance and advice on suicidal feelings.

PAPYRUS - working for prevention of suicide in young people - ACAMH

There is a lot of information and guidance on the Papyrus website.