Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts

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Support for suicide and suicidal thoughts

If you, or someone you know, has or is about to harm themselves or others, please dial 999 immediately. Don’t wait. 



Samaritans provide a non-judgemental listening service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phone and text lines are operating as normal. However, at the moment, Samaritans are advising that:

  • it takes them slightly longer that usual to answer the phone or answer emails, as they are prioritising volunteer safety
  • face to face support in our branches has been suspended

Phone them on 116 123 or text on 07725 909 090.

Last updated 20th March.


If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call the Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141, email, or text 07786 209 697. The helpline is available on weekdays between 9am and 10pm, and on weekends/bank holidays between 2pm and 10pm. The service is currently operating as normal.

Last updated 20th March.