Crisis Numbers

If you are in need of urgent advice and support and need to talk to someone straight away, please call or text one of these numbers.


116 123 (UK)

116 123 (ROI)

24 hours a day, 365 days of the year

Call free at any time, from any phone – about anything that is upsetting you


0800 1111

9:00am-midnight (at the moment) every day

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.


0300 304 7000

4:30pm-10:30pm every day

If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or are supporting someone else with a mental health problem


Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Student Helpline: 0808 801 0811

Youth Helpline: 0808 801 0711

Open every day from 12pm-8pm during the week, and 4pm-8pm on weekends and bank holidays – for if you, or someone you are supporting, is struggling with an eating disorder


0808 808 4994

Sunday-Friday 2pm-11pm

If you’re under 25 and in need of support


0300 330 0630

10am-10pm every day

If you identify as gay, lesbian bisexual or transgender – all phone operators identify as LGBTQ+


0800 58 58 58

5:00pm – midnight everyday

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement for men’s mental health. 75% of all UK suicides are male.


08004 708090

24 hours a day, 365 days of the year

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


0808 2000 247

24 hours a day

Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge. Staffed by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers


Freephone: 0808 802 9999

12 noon-2:30pm and 7-9:30pm everyday of the year


You can call 111 if you or someone you know requires urgent care, but it is not life threatening. for example:

  • If you have an existing mental health problem and your symptoms get worse
  • If you experience a mental problem for the first time
  • If someone has self-harmed but it doesn’t appear to be life threatening, or is talking about wanting to self harm
  • If a person shows signs of onset dementia
  • If a person is experiencing domestic violence or physical, sexual or emotional abuse

Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences an acute life threatening mental health emergency

Both NHS numbers are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

(Please note: there details/numbers are correct as of 19th October 2018. If there is any incorrect information then please contact me.)