Are you in crisis and in need of immediate assistance?

If you are looking at this because you are currently in crisis and in urgent need of assistance, then detailed below are some organisations that may be able to support you. Please pick up the phone and make the call, text, or click the link – there are people available right now who want to help you. DURING CURRENT COVID-19, SOME SERVICES MAY BE LIMITED.

Breathing Space

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Free and confidential helpline. Calls are answered by specialist advisors and male/female adviser can be requested.

Mon-Thursday 6pm-2am, Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

Breathing Space


Tel: 0800 58 58 58

Free and confidential helpline and webchat for men.

Lines open 5pm-midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.



Tel: 0800 1111

Calls are free and the number will not show up on your phone bill. Free, confidential helpline and webchat for children and young people 19 years and under.
24/7 service – calls answered by childline counsellors.

Papyrus Hopeline UK

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

Confidential support and practical advice for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking of suicide. Calls are answered by Suicide Prevention Advisors.


RELEASE #chatitout

Facebook Group:

Online facebook group providing confidential support and advice for men who are down, in crisis or need to talk. Messages are answered by trained volunteers.


Tel: 116 123 (UK)

A 24-hour service available every day of the year.


Text SHOUT to 85258

Free and anonymous text helpline covering all of the UK.

Lines open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Calls are connected to a trained crisis volunteer who will provide professional support creating a simple plan of action to manage your crisis. Conversations will only end when you are in a calm and safe place.


Text THEMIX to 85258
Tel: 0808 808 4994

Free and confidential support for young people under the age of 25 via online, social and mobile. Crisis messenger service operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Delivered in partnership with Crisis Text Line and SHOUT, they aim to connect ever texter to a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes. Helpline and one to one webchat available 4pm-11pm every day.

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Tel: 0300 123 2523

Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12 – 9pm.