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Need urgent support - talk, text or email someone

Sometimes it may not be possible to speak to a family member, a friend, a neighbour or colleague that you can talk to about how you feeling. In fact you may not want to. So what you can do is make use of the various services, organisations that can offer you support.

Free 24-hour listening support

When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult.

Call free (from any phone) on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or visit the Samaritans website

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.

Text "SHOUT" to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line

Papyrus: Crisis support for young people (under 35)

Feel that life is not worth living any more, visit Papyrus's website or call their phone line.

HopelineUK on 0800 068 41 41 (9am-10pm weekdays; 2pm-10-m weekends)

Text 07786 209697


Is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason.

Call 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Free, anonymous web chat with trained staff - visit the Calm website


If you're under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using the form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.

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