If you're in crisis and:

  • You are having suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Or you are having thoughts about harming yourself or someone else
  • Or you have seriously hurt yourself

You can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help, or call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Samaritans 24-hours a day, 7 days a week on 116 123. www.samaritans.org

For members outside the UK, please contact the relevant service in your country. Details can be found on Befrienders.org 

If you would like to find out more about depression, the symptoms and types of treatment please visit Mind’s website.

Friends in Need is not a crisis service If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999 or immediately go to your local A&E.