UK Crisis Helplines
This list is intended as a guide to the various organisations that provide support and help in times of crises. It is by no means exhaustive.
Please be aware that 0845 numbers cost between 1p and 10.5p per minute depending on the time of the day for landline customers, and often include a call set-up fee. Calls from mobile phones generally cost between 12p and 41p a minute.
0800 and 0808 are free of charge from a landline but charges may apply from mobile phones.
0843 and 0844 numbers usually cost between 1p and 13p per minute, and calls from mobile phones usually cost between 15p and 41p a minute depending on the provider and the number called.
Breathing Space Scotland
Free and confidential helpline.
Call: 0800 838 587
Call Helpline (Wales)
Confidential listening and support service
Call: 0800 132 737
Helpline for children and young people. Calls are free and the number will not show up on your phone bill.
Call: 0800 1111
For anyone in Northern Ireland who is in crisis or distress. Offers 24 hour, 7 days a week support on the phone, and face to face counselling can also be arranged. Also offers other services such as befriending or mentoring.
Call: 0808 808 8000
Offers many services including drop in centres, helplines and befriending schemes.
Call: 0300 123 3393
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Call: 0800 138 8889
Offers help and support for teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Support and advice for everyone affected by mental illness
Call: 0845 456 0455 (general enquiries)
Call 020 7840 3188 (national advisory service)
Offers a 24 hour confidential, emotional support to anyone who is suicidal or despairing.
Call: 0845 790 9090 (UK wide)
Offers information, crisis care and emotional support
Call: 0845 767 8000