The following organisations are operating throughout the Christmas holidays. Please make contact if you need to speak to someone.
Childline provides support for children and young people up to the age of 18 online, on the phone, anytime.
Phone: 0800 1111
PAPYRUS offer support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide, and can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.
Phone: 0800 068 41 41
Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support services run by students for students.
If you’re a student, you can search for your institution’s Nightline details via the website.
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.
Phone: 116 123
SOS Silence of Suicide
SOS Silence of Suicide provides a listening service for children and adults who need emotional support, understanding, compassion & kindness.
Phone: 0300 102 0505
Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone struggling to cope and in need of immediate help.
Text SHOUT to 85258
CALM, the campaign against living miserably is a suicide prevention charity that offers free, anonymous and confidential support via their helpline and webchat for anyone who is in crisis.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily 5pm-midnight)
Visit the CALM website
Lifeline provides support to people suffering distress or despair in Northern Ireland, regardless of age or district.
Phone: 0808 808 8000 (24 hours a day)
Community Advice & Listening Line
Community Advice & Listening Line offers emotional support and information on mental health and related matters to people in Wales.
Phone: 0800 132 737 (24/7) or text “help” to 81066
Breathing Space offers a confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, weekends 24 hours).
A BSL service is also available via the website.
Cruse is a bereavement support charity and their phoneline is open during specific hours
This is a charity specifically for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents
Winston’s Wish provides particular support for bereaved children, young people and families