If you think you're at immediate risk of harming yourself, then call 999 and ask for an ambulance, they will take you somewhere safe.

Below is a list of the many helplines you can call and resources you can access if you're experiencing suicidal thoughts or thinking of ending your life. They will all treat you with compassion, provide a listening ear, and you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish. Choose one which feels right for you.

LGBTQ+ Helplines and resources

LGBT Hero Our site is filled with information and advice for those experiencing suicidal thoughts. You can speak to other queer people and share how you're feeling on our forums.

Switchboard — the longest-running helpline for LGBTQ+ people that provides support through phone, email ([email protected]) and instant messaging.
Telephone: 0300 330 0630 (10am - 10pm, 365 days a year)
LGBT Foundation — LGBT Foundation is based in Manchester but offers country-wide support to LGBTQ+ people through its helpline.
Telephone: 0345 3 30 30 30 (weekdays, 9am - 9pm)
Mindline Trans + — Emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid. They also support family members, friends, colleagues and carers.
Telephone: 0300 330 5468 (Mondays & Fridays, 8pm-midnight)

MindOut — Mental health service run by and for LGBTQ+ people. Online Support is open most weekdays 17:30-19:30, and weekends 14:00-16:00 for mental health support and information.

Mermaids — Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

Telephone: 0808 801 0400 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm)

Brighton and Hove Switchboard - Charity for LGBTQ people looking for community, support or information.
01273 204050, evenings (closed Tuesday and Saturday)

Non-LGBTQ+ Helplines and Resources

ASSISTline — National helpline offering supportive listening service to anyone throughout the UK aged 18 or over with thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm. 
Telephone: 0800 689 5652 (6pm-3:30am)

CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) — Leading a movement against suicide. They offer accredited confidential, anonymous, and free support, information, and signposting to people anywhere in the UK through their helpline and webchat service.
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (Open 5pm-midnight).
Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat

Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L.) — confidential listening and support service.
0800 132 737 (24/7/365)
81066 (text HELP plus your message)

Maytree — National registered charity based in London. They provide a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis so they can talk about their suicidal thoughts and behavior. They offer a free 4 night, 5-day one-off stay to adults over the age of 18 from across the UK. Their aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-medical environment for their guests
Telephone: 020 7263 7070
Address: 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG
Website: www.maytree.org.uk

National Suicide Prevention Helpline — National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK is a helpline offering a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide.

Telephone: 0800 689 5652 (6pm to 3:30am every day)

NHS 111 (England) — Non-emergency medical help and advice for people in England.
Dial: 111

Nightline — For students, many universities offer a night time listening service.

Telephone: 0207 631 0101 

Email: [email protected] (emails are now anonymised)

Also offer a live chat service as well as phone calls through Skype. Please note Skype call are not anonymous, consider using an anonymous email. 

Skype username: londonnightline

PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide) — Charity that offers emotional support to people under 35 who are suicidal. 

Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 (9am-midnight, every day)

Text: 07786 209697

Email: [email protected]

Pieta — Pieta provide a range of suicide and self-harm prevention services.

Telephone: 1800 247 247 (anytime day or night)
Text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)

Samaritans — A confidential listening service for anyone who needs it. You don't have to be suicidal to call. They will listen and not tell you what to do. 
Telephone: 116 123 (24/7)
Emal: [email protected]

Sane — Offers emotional support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems. sane.org.uk

Saneline: Work with anyone affected by mental illness They also provide a free text-based support service called Textcare. Online supportive forum community where anyone can share their experiences of mental health. 
Telephone: 07984 967 708

Support Forum: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/supportforum

Shout — If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope, and need support, Shout can help with urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, and relationship challenges.
Text: (Open 24/7)

SOS Silence — Brings together anyone affected by suicide, whether they be bereaved, having thoughts of suicide, or have attempted suicide. They have a listening support service and in-person support groups. Open Monday-Friday 8pm-midnight
Telephone: 0300 1020 505
Email: [email protected]

Stay Alive — App with help and resources for people who feel suicidal or are supporting someone else.

Support Line — Offers confidential emotional support by telephone, email, and post. They try to help people find positive ways to cope and feel better about themselves.
Telephone: 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)
Email: [email protected]

The Mix — If you’re under 25 and need help but don’t know where to turn, call the Mix for free. They’ll explore your situation with you and find organizations that may be able to help you further.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994
Crisis support: text THEMIX to 85258 for crisis support (24 hours a day, every day) - www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/crisis-messenger
E-mail: www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/email-us