If you need urgent help
If you're reading this because you're having suicidal thoughts, try to ask someone for help. It may be difficult at this time, but it's important to know you're not beyond help and you're not alone.
Talking to someone can help you see beyond feelings of loneliness or despair and help you realise there are options.
There are people who want to talk to you and help. Try talking to a family member, friend or colleague about how you're feeling.
There are several telephone helplines you can call at any time of the day or night. You can speak to someone who understands how you're feeling and can help you through the immediate crisis.
Samaritans 24-hour support service
Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Text: 07725 909090
Breathing Space is a free confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. Lines are open from 6pm - 2am Monday to Thursday and 6pm - 6am Friday to Monday morning.
Call: 0800 838587
NHS24 can make referrals to crisis support and other mental health professionals outwith normal GP practice working hours.