I Need Help

“The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up”

If you’re struggling right now, please know that you are not alone and that you matter very much. Listed below is an endless supply of support for you to tap into, so please do. Please dial your local emergency service immediately if you feel you may harm yourself.

We are always at the other end of a tweet too, so if we can help, we will! You can tweet us @MentalMovement 

Note: If you feel a service or hotline is missing from this list then please send an email to hello@mentalmovement.co.uk so we can add it on. Thank you. 


UNITED KINGDOM

Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 08457 909090
Abuse Not: 0808 8005015
Brook Young People’s Information Service: 0800 0185023
Eating Disorder Support: 01494 793223
Anxiety UK: 0844 477 5774
Depression Alliance: 0845 123 23 20
Rape Crisis Centre: 01708 765200
Rape/sexual assault: 0808 8000 123 (female) or 0808 8000122 (male)
Miscarriage Association: 01924 200799
LLGS Helpline (LGBT): 0300 330 0630
Sexuality support: 01708 765200
Bereavment: 0800 9177 416
Runaway/homeless: 0808 800 70 70
CareConfidential Pregnancy/post abortion: 0800 028 2228
Women’s Aid National
Domestic Violence Helpline 0345 023 468
National AIDS Helpline: 0800 567 123

WEBSITES

Citizens Advice
Gives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Support for children and young people

Young Minds
020 7336 8445
Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.

Childline 
0800 1111
Free, national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.

Nightline
Listening, support and information service run by students for students.
Other places you could go for support

Age Concern 
0800 009966
Infoline on issues relating to older people.

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
020 7837 7324
Provides information, support and referral services.

Refugee Council
020 7346 6700
The UK’s largest organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers.

Relate
0300 100 1234
Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.

Rethink Mental Illness 
0300 5000 927 (9:30am – 4pm Monday – Friday) 
Offers practical help on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, debt, criminal justice and carers rights. They also offer general help on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment.

Counselling Directory
A free, confidential directory of trained, professional counsellors and therapists in the UK.

Teacher Support Network
08000 562 561 
A 24/7 telephone support line which gives teachers access to professional coaches and counsellors 365 days a year. The network also campaigns for change within schools and education policy in order to improve the wellbeing, mental and physical health of teachers.

Anxiety UK
08444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

 

CARERS ORGANISATIONS

Carers UK
Carers UK is the voice of carers.  It improves their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change.

Crossroads Care
Crossroads Care is Britain’s leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for.

USA

Lifeline: 13 11 14
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Self Harm: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line 800-850-8078
National Association for Children of Alcoholics 1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)
National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
National Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention 1-800-931-2237 (Hours:8am-noon daily, PT)
Veterans: 1-877-VET2VET
Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000
Postpartum Depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS

ARGENTINA: Helpline 1: (54-11) 4758-2554
Website: www.familiardesuicida.com.ar

AUSTRALIA: Helpline 1: 13 11 14
Website: www.lifeline.org.au
NSW1800 636 825
SA131465
QLD1300 363 622
WA1800 676 822
NT1800 019 116
TAS1800 332 388
ACT1800 629 354
VIC1300 280 354
Salvos Careline 1300 36 36 22 (National)
Lifeline 13 11 14

AUSTRIA: Helpline 1: 142
Website: WWW.TELEFONSEELSORGE.AT

BARBADOS: Helpline 1: (246) 4299999
Email Helpline: SAMARITANSBDOS@YAHOO.COM

BELGIUM: Helpline 1: 106
Website: WWW.TELE-ONTHAAL.BE

BOTSWANA: Helpline 1: 3911270
Website: WWW.LIFELINEBOTSWANA.ORG
/INDEX.HTML

BRAZIL: Helpline 1: +55 51 211 2888

CANADA: Helpline 1: 604-872-3311 (Greater Vancouver)
Helpline 2: 18666613311 (Toll free-Howe Sound/Sunshine Coast)
Helpline 3: 1-866-872-0113 (TTY)
Helpline 4: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) (BC-wide)
Website: WWW.CRISISCENTRE.BC.CA
Mental Health Crisis Line 1-866-996-0991 (Ottawa and Eastern Ontario)
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (All of Canada, age <20)
Mental Help Health Line 1-866-531-2600 (Ontario)

CHINA: Helpline 1: Free: 0800-810-1117
Helpline 2: Mobile/IP/extension users: 010-8295-1332

CROATIA: Helpline 1: (01) 4833-888
Website: WWW.PLAVI-TELEFON.HR

CYPRUS: Helpline 1: +357 77 77 72 67
Helpline 2: 0809 1122
Military 2345
Website: WWW.CYPRUSSAMARITANS.ORG

DENMARK: Helpline 1: +45 70 201 201
Website: WWW.LIVSLINIEN.DK

ESTONIA: Helpline 1: 126
Helpline 2: 127
Helpline 3: 646 6666
Website: WWW.USALDUS.EE

FIJI: Helpline 1: 679 670565
Helpline 2: 679 674364

FINLAND: Helpline 1: 01019-0071
Website: www.mll.fi/nuortennetti

FRANCE: Helpline 1: (+33) (0)9 51 11 61 30
Website: WWW.SOS-AMITIE.ORG

GERMANY: Helpline 1: 0800 1110 111
Helpline 2: 0800 1110 222
Hotline: 0800 181 0771 (to Samaritans) Hotline: 0800 181 0772 (to Samaritans)
Website: samaritans.org
International Helpline Berlin: Postfach 580251
10412
Hotline: 6-12pm English service: 030-44 01 06 07
Hotline: Russian service: 030-44 01 06 06
Website: international-helpline.com
Telefonseelsorge Deutschland (National)
Hotline: 0800 1110 111
Hotline: 0800 1110 222
Website:telefonseelsorge.org

GHANA: Helpline 1: 233 244 846 701
Website: HTTP://WWW.LIFELINE-INTERNATIONAL.ORG
/LOOKING_FOR_HELP/GHANA

GREECE: Helpline 1: (0) 30 210 34 17 164
Website: WWW.KLIMAKA.ORG.GR

HUNGARY: Helpline 1: (46) 323 888

ICELAND: Helpline 1: (+354) 1717

INDIA: Helpline 1: 2549 7777
Website: WWW.MPA.ORG.IN

IRELAND: Helpline 1: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK – local rate)
Helpline 2: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom)
Helpline 3: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI local rate)
Helpline 4: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)
Website: WWW.SAMARITANS.ORG

ISRAEL: Helpline 1: 1201
Helpline 2: Tel from abroad: 972-9-8891333

ITALY: Helpline 1: 199 284 284
Website: WWW.TELEFONOAMICO.IT

JAPAN: Helpline 1: Counseling: 03 5774 0992
Helpline 2: Face to Face: 03 3498 0231

KENYA: Helpline 1: +254 20 3000378/2051323

LIBERIA: Helpline 1: 06534308
Website: HTTP://WWW.LIFELINE
INTERNATIONAL.ORG
/LOOKING_FOR_HELP/LIBERIA

LITHUANIA: Helpline 1: 8-800 2 8888
Website: WWW.JPPC.LT

MALAYSIA: Helpline 1: (063) 92850039
Helpline 2: (063) 92850279
Helpline 3: (063) 92850049

MALTA: Helpline: 179
Website: WWW.APPOGG.GOV.MT
/SUPPORTLINE179.ASP

MAURITIUS: Helpline: (230) 800 93 93
Email Helpline: BEFRIENDERSMAURITIUS@GMAIL.COM

NAMIBIA: Helpline: (09264) 61-232-221
Website: WWW.LIFELINE.ORG.ZA

NETHERLANDS: Helpline 1: 0900-0767
Website: WWW.SENSOOR.NL

NEW ZEALAND: Helpline 1: (09) 522 2999
Helpline 2: 09 5222 999; 0800 543 354 (for calls from outside Auckland)
Website: WWW.LIFELINE.ORG.NZ/

NORWAY: Helpline 1: +47 815 33 300
Website: WWW.KIRKENS-SOS.NO PAPUA

NEW GUINEA: Helpline 1: 675 326 0011
Website: WWW.LIFELINE.WEB.ZA/PAPUA.HTM

PHILIPPINES: Helpline 1: 02 – 896 – 9191
Helpline 2: Mobile phone: 0917 – 854 – 9191

POLAND: Helpline 1: +48 527 00 00
Helpline 2: +48 89 92 88
Website: pomoctel.free.ngo.pl

PORTUGAL: Helpline 1: (808) 200 204
Website: WWW.AAC.UC.PT

SAMOA: Helpline 1: 32000
Website: HTTP://SAMOALIFELINE.ORG/

SCOTLAND: Lothian Gay & Lesbian 0131 556 4049

SERBIA: SRCE Novi Sad: (+381) 21-6623-393
Website: centarsrce.org.yu
E-mail Helpline: vanja@centarsrce.org.yu

SINGAPORE: Helpline 1: 1800- 221 4444
Website: WWW.SAMARITANS.ORG.SG

SOUTH AFRICA: Helpline 1: 0861 322 322
Website: WWW.LIFELINE.ORG.ZA

SWEDEN: Helpline 1: 020 22 00 60
Helpline 2: Textphone: 020-22 00 70
Website: WWW.NATIONELLAHJALPLINJEN.SE

SWITZERLAND: Helpline 1: 143
Website: WWW.143.CH

THAILAND: Helpline 1: (02) 713-6793
Website: WWW.SAMARITANSTHAILAND
.BLOGSPOT.COM

UKRAINE: Helpline 1: 058
Website: WWW.DOVIRA058.NETFIRMS.COM

ZIMBABWE: Helpline 1: (263) 09 65000
Helpline 2: Toll Free: 0800 9102

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