Sometimes we hit crisis and need support and intervention as a matter of urgency to prevent harm to self or other.  If this describes you or someone you know, there are a number of sources that you can access for support more quickly:

GP: You can talk to your GP.

A&E: If you feel unsafe and worried about what you could do, you could go to any A&E department who will offer you help.

Samaritans: If you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans offer a helpline that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call them on 08457 90 90 90.  They also offer a drop-in service.  More information can be found on their website:

Childline: This helpline (0800 1111) is free and offers confidential support to children and young people under the age of 18. More information can be found on their website: 

Papyrus: This helpline (0800 068 41 41) offers support to teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal. More information can be found on their website:

National Domestic Violence Helpline: Available for support and guidance 24 hours a day 0808 2000 247.  Additional information and support around domestic violence can be found on

Additional sources of information and support

Mind: A website offering information and support around mental health.

Depression Alliance: A charity for people with depression.  Their website is a helpful resource providing links to other sources of information.

Bullying UK: This website offers support for children or adults affected by bullying.