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Suicidal feelings

Explains what suicidal feelings are, and what you can do if you feel suicidal. Also covers the causes, treatments and support options for suicidal feelings.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Big White Wall

bigwhitewall.com
Online mental health community. Free in some areas through your GP, employer or university.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

0800 58 58 58 (UK helpline)
0808 802 58 58 (London helpline)
thecalmzone.net
Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including a web chat.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)

gires.org.uk
Works to improve the lives of of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Maytree Suicide Respite Centre

020 7263 7070
maytree.org.uk
Offers free respite stays for people in suicidal crisis.

The Mix

0808 808 4994
85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)
themix.org.uk
Support and advice for under 25s, including a helpline, crisis messenger service and webchat.

Mood Diaries

medhelp.org/land/mood-tracker
moodscope.com
moodchart.org
moodpanda.com
Some examples of mood diaries – many more are available. Mind doesn't endorse any particular one.

NHS 111 (England)

111
111.nhs.uk
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people in England.

NHS 111 Wales

111 (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay Health Boards (including Brigend))
0845 46 47 (all other areas of Wales)
111.wales.nhs.uk
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in Wales. The contact number for this service differs depending on which area of Wales you live in. 

Papyrus HOPELINEUK

0800 068 41 41
07786 209697 (text)
papyrus-uk.org
Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them.

Sane

sane.org.uk
Offers emotional support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

Shout

85258 (text SHOUT)
giveusashout.org
Confidential 24/7 text service offering support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

Stay Alive

prevent-suicide.org.uk
App with help and resources for people who feel suicidal or are supporting someone else.

Students Against Depression

studentsagainstdepression.org
Information and support for students experiencing suicidal feelings, including a helpful safety plan template.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

0300 111 5065
uk-sobs.org.uk
Emotional and practical support and local groups for anyone bereaved or affected by suicide.

Switchboard

0300 330 0630
switchboard.lgbt
Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

This information was published in April 2020. We will revise it in 2023.

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