Immediate help

If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support, please contact one of the numbers below:

  • Samaritans: 116 123. Calls are free any time from any phone, or you can visit the Samaritans website.
  • Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87 (calls from landlines are free of charge; charges may apply to mobile users). If you’re depressed or experiencing low mood, you can speak to a Breathing Space advisor weekdays: Monday to Thursday 6pm-2am and weekends: Friday 6pm to Monday 6am
  • ChildLine: 0800 11 11 (calls are free of charge). ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can talk with an adviser about any problem 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • NHS 24: 111 (calls are free of charge). Call NHS 24 if you’re ill and it can't wait until your GP surgery opens. The NHS 24 phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Emergency ambulance: 999 (calls are free of charge). Dial 999 if you need an emergency ambulance.