24 Help and Support



If something’s troubling you, then get in touch.

We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact us now and find out more about how we can help:

We help you talk things through
We keep everything confidential
We’re not a religious organisation


08457 90 90 90* (UK)
1850 60 90 90* (ROI)



CALM, the campaign against living miserably, is a charity set up in response to the high suicide rate among young men

We believe… that if men felt able to ask for, and find, timely and appropriate help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented in the UK. We believe that there is a cultural barrier preventing men from seeking help as they are expected to be in control at all times, and failure to be seen as such equates to weakness and a loss of masculinity. We believe that suicide is neither inevitable nor an indication that the individual was a failure in any respect.

Helpline – Nationwide

Call 0800 58 58 58

Our national helpline is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Callers can talk through any issue, we’ll listen and offer information and signposting. Calls are anonymous & confidential and won’t show up on your phone bill. Calls are free from payphones and from mobiles on 3, Virgin, Orange and Vodafone networks


Papyrus logo

PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by Jean Kerr, a mother from Lancashire. She and a small group of parents who had each lost a child to suicide were convinced that that many young suicides are preventable.

National confidential helpline

If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide:

HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Survivors of bereavement by suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.


We are a self-help organisation. Many of our volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide.

Depression, anxiety, obsession and mental health

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927
Website: www.rethink.org

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
Website: www.depressionalliance.org

MDF: the bipolar organisation

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Website: www.mdf.org.uk


Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk
Website: www.sane.org.uk


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
Website: www.mind.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk


Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)


Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk


Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0845 769 7555
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212
Website: www.ukna.org

Gamblers Anonymous

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk


Alzheimer’s Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0845 300 0336
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk


Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0844 477 9400
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Crime victims

Rape Crisis

Phone: 0808 802 9999
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support

Phone: 0845 30 30 900
Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders


Phone: 0845 634 1414
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Learning disabilities


Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111
Website: www.mencap.org.uk


OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232
Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk


A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778
Website: www.ocduk.org

Panic and anxiety

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0800 138 8889
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk


Family Lives

Phone: 0808 800 2222
Website: http://familylives.org.uk


Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 08444 775 774
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk



Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)
Website: www.relate.org