What to do in an emergency

In Crisis or Distress?

This site is not able to provide crisis or suicidal support. If you are in crisis or considering serious self harm or suicide it is vital to get help. This could include contacting your GP or visiting A&E.

Alternatively talk about it with one of the organisations listed below and give yourself a chance. Tomorrow is a new day and you may feel differently from how you’re feeling right now.

Try these web sites and phone numbers if you need help and support immediately or are feeling very low.

UK Support


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

USA Support


USA National Suicide Hotlines

Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week

  • 1-800-SUICIDE
  • 1-800-784-2433
  • 1-800-273-TALK
  • 1-800-273-8255
  • TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Worldwide Support

Befrienders Worldwide


Befrienders work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don’t judge or tell them what to do – we listen.