Useful links

For suicide or self-harm support:

APPS:  -  an app to help you stay connected if you are feeling suicidal.  Download via the AppStore or Google play. - an app to track your emotional health and tips and techniques to look after your mental health. - a suicide prevention app for people who are feeling suicidal or if you are worried about someone.

Websites and Helplines:


For people in serious emotional distress.

Call 116 123 (free from any phone) or 08457 90 90 90 (call charges apply) 24 hour helpline

Email: (24 hour response time)



A charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.  For children and young people under the age of 35 or if you are concerned about a young person.  

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860 039967 - 9am to 10pm weekdays, 2pm to 10pm weekends and bank holidays.


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Charity aimed at suicide prevention.  It is for anyone but may be particularly helpful for men.

Web-chat also available, see website.  

Call: 0800 58 58 58 - 5pm to midnight.

Pregnancy Loss

The Miscarriage Association

A charity which provides support and information on anyone who has been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy.

Call: 01924 200799 9am to 4pm.  Outside of these hours an answerphone message will give details of a volunteer who is available up to 10pm.

They also have an online forum and support groups.  See website for details.

Other useful sites


A charity providing support and information on mental health problems.

0300 123 3393 - an information and signposting helpline.  9am to 6pm Monday to Friday except bank holidays.

An online community to support anyone with a mental health problem.

For more options visit: where you can search for specific helplines.

BACP registered therapist Donna Stretton