You are not alone! This feeling will pass and support is available to help you stay safe and find a way forwards. The following organisations can help:
- The Samaritans – Freephone 116 123 –. Talk to them anytime you like, in your own way, and off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You can also email
- Papyrus 0800 068 4141 or text 07786 209 697. For young people up to the age of 35 (Mon – Fri 10am – 10pm, Weekends 2pm – 10pm and bank holidays 2pm – 5pm. You can also email
- CALM (for males) 0800 58 58 58 or call using the web-chat (5 pm – midnight)
- SANE 0300 304 7000 –a national, out of hours Mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support to anyone affected by mental illness, including friends family’s and carers. Open every day from 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm
- SHOUT is a new national service open 24/7 for anyone in crisis. You simply text ‘shout’ to 85258 and then you will be connected with a trained individual who will help you to reach a calmer, safer place and think about where you can get future and on going support should you need it. The service has been set up as part of Princes William and Harry’s mental health initiative to get people talking when they need help, for more details view here
- Calm Harm App can be downloaded free and is full of ideas to help learn how to safely manage distress without self-harm.
- BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. It includes a mood diary, a toolbox of evidence-based techniques to reduce distress and automatic routing to emergency numbers if urges to harm continue
- The distrACT app can be downloaded free and gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts, the content has been created by doctors and experts in self-harming and suicide prevention.
If you are at immediate risk or if unable to stay safe access urgent NHS care using 999 or A and R if necessary