Useful links

CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Raises awareness of suicide. Their helpline and webchat offers emotional support, advice and information to men and their families.
Tel: outside London 0800 58 58 58, inside London 0808 802 5858, 5pm to midnight everyday.
Webchat: through the website


Provides a confidential counselling service 24 hours a day
Free phone: 0800 1111

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support and practical advice for bereaved people
Helpline: 0844 477 9400

Family Mediators Association

Provides family mediation, with free legal advice where appropriate
General tel: 01355 244 594


Maytree is a national registered charity based in London. They provide a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis so they can talk about their suicidal thoughts and behaviour. They offer a free four night, five day one-off stay to adults over the age of 18 from across the UK. Their aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-medical environment for their guests.
Telephone: 020 7263 7070
Address: 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3LG


Provides advice and support for mental health problems
Mind info line: 0300 123 3393, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Text: 86463

NHS Choices

For non-emergency medical advice
Tel: 111, 24 hrs a day 365 days a week

PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide)

Aims to prevent suicide in young people. They can offer emotional support to people under 35 who are suicidal and also support people who are concerned about a young person who might be suicidal.
Telephone: 0800 068 4141. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 10pm, weekends 2pm – 10pm
Text: 07786 209697


Information for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in the Leicestershire area. 
Tel: 0800 140 4690


Information on relationship counselling, psychosexual therapy, mediation and online advice. Counselling is offered in locations throughout the UK.
Tel: 0300 100 1234


Practical mental health information. Rethink works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
Tel: 0300 5000 927


A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way - about whatever's getting to you
Tel: 116 123


National helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems.
Tel: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm daily)
Textline: available through the website


Can help with urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying and relationship challenges. If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.


Help for profoundly deaf adults with mental health problems
Tel: 01494 687600
Textphone: 01494 687626
SMS/text message: 07966 976749


Provides a confidential telephone helpline, offering emotional support to any individual of any age on any issue. 
Helpline: 01708 765200

The Mix

Aimed at people under 25. Their helpline and webchat is open between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week. They also run a crisis text service which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994
E-mail: through the website
Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258
Webchat: through the website

The Silverline

Confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK
Tel: 0800 470 8090 24 hours a day

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