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Resources and Links

General Support

Befrienders Worldwide Worldwide directory of emotional support helplines.

Helplines Partnership Membership body for helplines in the UK. Includes a searchable directory of services.


Mermaids Support and advice for trans and gender-diverse children, young people and their family

0808 801 0400


Switchboard Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

0300 330 0630

Mental Health

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including a web chat.

0800 58 58 58 (UK helpline)

Mind Support and advice about various mental health difficulties

0300 123 3393

The Mix Support and advice for under 25s, including a helpline, crisis messenger service and webchat.

0808 808 4994
85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)


Papyrus HOPELINEUK Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them.

0800 068 41 41
07786 209697 (text)


Rethink Mental Illness Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

0300 5000 927

Samaritans Listening ear open 24/7

116 123 (freephone)

0300 123 3011 (Welsh language line open 7pm to 11pm every day)
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA

Sane Offers emotional support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems.

0300 304 7000

Stay Alive App with help and resources for people who feel suicidal or are supporting someone else.


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