This counselling service is appointment based and is not suitable for anyone requiring immediate, urgent and/or medical assistance. If you are experiencing acute suicidal thoughts or feelings, or if you are in need of urgent psychological help, it is essential that you seek immediate assistance via your GP, mental health professional, the emergency services (dial [UK] 999), or by contacting the appropriate specialist organisation; some helpful links can be found below:
Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around. That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call [UK] 116 123
Many people find that talking about their feelings can alleviate their distress. If you’re feeling in distress or suicidal now and need to talk to someone, we’re here to listen. Helplines provided, by country, from the website.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. Call HOPELineUK on [UK] 0800 068 41 41
CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? You can report it here.
A guide to mental health services, which are free on the NHS. Click here to find out more about the services that are available to you. Call [UK] 0345 60 88 88 8 (open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, and 8am to 4pm on weekends and bank holidays)