I need help right now

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feel like you can't keep yourself safe, it's important to reach out for help. Take a deep breath and try one of the following:

  • Tell someone you trust how you are feeling 
  • Go to a safe place with a friend or family member 
  • Contact your doctor or named health professional (they will know how best to support you) 
  • Try contacting a 24/7 helpline (such as the Samaritans on 116 123)
  • If you're in immediate danger, call 999 (this is the quickest way to get help)

Crisis helplines

Below you can find helplines dedicated to providing free, confidential support for people experiencing a mental health crisis in the UK.



Opening hours

Samaritans 116 123 Available 24/7
SHOUT Text Service Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 Available 24/7
PAPYRUS 0800 068 4141 Weekdays 10am-10pm Weekends 2pm-10pm

You can find crisis support via our Global Signposting Directory if you are based outside the UK. Please note, as a digital platform, Champion Health are not able to provide 24/7 crisis support.

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