If something’s troubling you, then get in touch.
We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Contact us now and find out more about how we can help:
We help you talk things through
We keep everything confidential
We’re not a religious organisation
08457 90 90 90* (UK)
1850 60 90 90* (ROI)
CALM, the campaign against living miserably, is a charity set up in response to the high suicide rate among young men
We believe… that if men felt able to ask for, and find, timely and appropriate help when they need it then hundreds of male suicides could be prevented in the UK. We believe that there is a cultural barrier preventing men from seeking help as they are expected to be in control at all times, and failure to be seen as such equates to weakness and a loss of masculinity. We believe that suicide is neither inevitable nor an indication that the individual was a failure in any respect.
Helpline – Nationwide
Call 0800 58 58 58
Our national helpline is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Callers can talk through any issue, we’ll listen and offer information and signposting. Calls are anonymous & confidential and won’t show up on your phone bill. Calls are free from payphones and from mobiles on 3, Virgin, Orange and Vodafone networks
PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by Jean Kerr, a mother from Lancashire. She and a small group of parents who had each lost a child to suicide were convinced that that many young suicides are preventable.
National confidential helpline
If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide:
HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41
Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Survivors of bereavement by suicide
We are a self-help organisation. Many of our volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide.
Depression, anxiety, obsession and mental health
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927
MDF: the bipolar organisation
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4:30pm-10:30 daily)
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544
Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Phone: 0800 9177 650
Phone: 0300 999 1212
If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s disease or about any other form of dementia, Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.
The Helpline is usually open from:
9am – 8pm Monday to Wednesday
9am – 5pm on Thursday and Friday
10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
The service may be closed occasionally during these times for operational reasons or because of staff shortage.
Callers speak to trained Helpline Advisers. You do not need to be a member to use the Helpline.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677
Phone: 08 08 16 89 111
Phone: 0345 634 1414
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778
Panic and anxiety
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 08444 775 774
Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)