Don’t struggle alone.

If you need to speak to someone urgently, The Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call them free of charge on 116 123. Alternatively, contact can be made via email to

You may also like to consider SANEline. This is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.The phone line isopenevery day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.

You can also call NHS Direct on 111 (24 hours every day).

Alternatively, please contact your GP or if in crisis, attend your local A&E department. You may wish to call an ambulance on 999.