Feeling Like there is no way out?

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 or go straight to A&E.

If you are feeling suicidal

If you’re feeling that there is no way out and that you want to die, there is a lot of help out there for you.  It is important to speak to someone – help is available right now.


Samaritans – Open 24 hours a day, every day for everyone
Call 116 123
Email jo@samaritans.org

Childline – Open 24 hours a day, every day for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men
Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
Visit the webchat page

Papyrus – for people under 35
Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm to 10pm
Text 07860 039967
Email pat@papyrus-uk.org

Talk to someone you trust:

If you are thinking of ending your life, talk to someone you trust such as a family member, friend or teacher.

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

  • call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment
  • call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
  • contact your mental health crisis teamhttps://www.essex.gov.uk/mental-health

Are you worried about someone else?

Supporting the emotional wellbeing of others is always important but particularly so during this challenging time. There are a variety of FREE resources that can help you to help them.

Basic Psychosocial skills – A practical guide for COVID19 responders on how to look after yourself and how to help others feel supported through your interactions Training Materials

Psychological First Aid – Specific to COVID19, this 2-3 hour online programme enables understanding of behaviours and responses that frontline staff may experience Register Here

Zero Suicide Alliance 20-minute online training course, which can give you some basic skills to save a life  https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/

Small Talk Saves Lives – A one-minute video by the Samaritans to help prevent suicide. Suicide Prevention Video

We need to talk about suicide – This 90-minute module will highlight why talking about suicide matters here

Stay Alive app packed full of useful information and tools to help someone stay safe in crisis: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/

All of these resources, as well as information on face-to-face courses and specific bereavement support for those affected by suicide, can be found on the Livewell Campaign website: www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/stopsuicide