A list of organisations, support groups, helplines and services for suicide prevention. If you see an organisation that is not on this list, please contact us at [email protected].

Body & Soul: YANA | CALM | Childline | C.A.L.L | Cruse Bereavement Support | James' Place | MaytreeMIND | MindOut | LifeLine | LGBT HERO |  National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK | PAPYRUS | Samaritans | SANE | spunout | Survivors of Bereavement by SuicideSwitchboardThe Mix | The Silver Line

If you are in a crisis

If you're experiencing an emergency and feel like your life or safety is in danger, please call 999 and ask for the police or ambulance service. 

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help, please: 

  • Call 999 for an ambulance 
  • Go straight to A&E, if you can 
  • Call your local crisis team - if you don't already have their number, you can find an urgent mental health helpline on the NHS website
  • You can also call Samaritans on 116 123 to speak to someone, 24/7, 365 days a year

If you don't want to talk to someone over the phone, these text lines are open 24 hours a day, every day. 

  • Shout Crisis Text Line – for everyone - Text "SHOUT" to 85258 
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – for people under 19 - Text "YM" to 85258.

BODY & SOUL: YANA ('You Are Not Alone')

Body and Soul run an award-winning, completely free​ medical-grade suicide programme for anybody who has attempted suicide.

- 16-35 years old;
- people who have attempted suicide during the last 12 months.

Referral form - http://bodyandsoulcharity.org/get-support/becoming-a-member/self-referral-form/ 

Their programme begins with six months of DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) - delivered by fully trained professionals and a wider therapeutic team who want to understand and support people.

Tel: (0)20 7923 6880

Website: http://bodyandsoulcharity.org

Facebook: BodySoulCharity

Twitter (X):  bodysoulcharity

Instagram: bodyandsoulcharity

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) 

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) taking a stand against suicide.

Useful links:

Their helpline is available 5pm – midnight, 365 days a year.

Tel: 0800 585858 

Facebook: theCALMzone 

Twitter (X): @theCALMzone 

Instagram: calmzone 


Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. They encourage people to talk about anything whether it’s something big or small. They have trained counsellors there to support you. 

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Call: 0800 1111  

Useful links:  

Tel: 0800 1111 

Website: https://www.childline.org.uk 

Facebook: Childline 

Instagram: childline_official 

Community Advice Listening Line (C.A.L.L) 

Community Advice Listening Line (C.A.L.L) is a Mental Health Helpline for Wales. They offer a community advice and a confidential listening and support service.

Tel: (Freephone) 0800 132 737

Text: Text 'help' to 81066 

Website: https://www.callhelpline.org.uk 

Twitter (X): @CALL_247 

Cruse Bereavement Support 

Cruse Bereavement Support, offers support through it's website, national helpline, group, Zoom, telephone or one-to-one in-person support. They want to make sure everyone grieving gets the help they need in a way that works for them. They have a specially trained dedicated team of 4,000 bereavement volunteers. 

Tel: 0808 808 1677 

Website: https://www.cruse.org.uk 

Facebook: crusebereavement 

Twitter (X): @CruseSupport 

Instagram: crusesupport 

Link Tree: CruseSupport 

James' Place

James’ Place saves the lives of men in suicidal crisis. They are a charity offering free, life-saving treatment to suicidal men at our centres in Liverpool, London and Newcastle.

James’ Place Liverpool:

0151 303 5757

50 Catharine St, Liverpool L8 7NG

[email protected]

James’ Place London:

020 3488 8404

20 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8LP

[email protected]

James’ Place Newcastle:

0191 406 6000

1 Summerhill Street, Newcastle, NE4 6EJ

[email protected]

Facebook: @JamesPlaceUK

Twitter (X): @JamesPlaceUK

Instagram: Jamesplaceuk


Lifeline is Northern Ireland’s crisis response helpline.

Tel: 0808 808 8000 (Textphone: 18001 0808 808 8000) - Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - cals are free!

Website: https://www.lifelinehelpline.info/


LGBT HERO has a Suicide Prevention Hub on their website which 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.

Useful links:

Facebook: LGBT HERO

Twitter (X): @lgbthero

Instagram: lgbthero.org.uk


Maytree is a 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 behaviour. Their aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-medical environment for their guests.

Tel: 020 7263 7070

Website: https://www.maytree.org.uk/ 

Useful links:


MIND fight for mental health, for support, for respect, for you. They change minds across England and Wales by making mental health an everyday priority. They offer help whenever it might be needed by providing information, advice and local services. They bring together an unstoppable network of individuals and communities – people who care about mental health to make a difference. 

Useful links:

Tel: 0300 123 3393 (information line)  

Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/ 

Facebook: mindforbettermentalhealth 

Twitter (X): MindCharity 

Instagram: mindcharity 

Email: [email protected] 


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with  experience of mental health issues. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Useful links:

Tel: 01273 234839

Website: www.mindout.org.uk 

Twitter (X): MindOutLGBTQ

Facebook: MindOut

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK 

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

Tel: 0800 6898 5652 (6pm – 3.30am everyday)   

Website: https://www.spuk.org.uk 

Facebook: SuicidePreventionSPUK 

Twitter (X): @SuicidePreUK

Instagram: suicideprevention.uk 


PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. 

Useful links:

Tel: 0800 068 41 41  

Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Text: 07860 039967 

Facebook: PAPYRUScharity 

Twitter (X): @PAPYRUS_Charity 

Instagram: @papyrus_uk 

YouTube: @PAPYRUScharity


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional telephone support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

You can also call Samaritans on 116 123 to speak to someone, 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Useful links:

Tel: 116 123  

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/ 

Facebook: Samaritanscharity 

Twitter (X): @samaritans    

Instagram: Samaitanscharity 

YouTube: samaritans 


SANE are an independent charity and aim to raise awareness, fight to improve services, provide emotional support and host research.

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are normally open every day of the year from 4pm to 10pm on 0300 304 7000. 

Tel: 0300 304 7000      

Website: https://www.sane.org.uk 

Facebook: CharitySANE 

Twitter (X): CharitySANE 

YouTube: charitySANE 


spunout is Ireland’s youth information and support platform, working towards an Ireland where all young people are supported and empowered to thrive. spunout’s mission is to work collaboratively with young people to support mental health and wellbeing. 

Useful links:

Text: Text HELLO to 50808 to start a conversation 

Website: https://spunout.ie

Twitter (X): spunout

Facebook: spunout.ie

Instagram: spunout.ie

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is a UK-based organisation offering peer-led support to adults impacted by suicide loss. They help individuals support each other, at the time of their loss and in the months and years that follow. They aim to provide safe, confidential environments where people can share their experiences and feelings, giving and gaining support from each other.

Useful links:

Tel: 0300 111 5065

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://uksobs.org


Switchboard are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. They offer telephone, online chat and email support.

Tel: 0800 0119 100

Online chat: https://switchboard.lgbt/how-we-can-help

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.switchboard.lgbt 

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading digital charity for under 25s, reaching over 6 million young people each year. Whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is available via their website, over the phone or via social media. Support is free, confidential and anonymous.

Useful links:

Text: Text 'THEMIX' to 85258

Tel: 0808 808 4994 

Website: https://www.themix.org.uk

Twitter (X): TheMixUK

Facebook: TheMixUK

Instagram: themixuk

The Silver Line 

The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for older people. They provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Age UK's Silver Line Helpline gives anyone aged 55 or over the opportunity to exchange a friendly word, access support, or enjoy a long enriching conversation. 

Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90 (free 24 hours)  

Website: https://www.thesilverline.org.uk 

Facebook: thesilverlineuk  

Twitter (X): @TheSilverLineUK 

Instagram: thesilverlink