Get help now
If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, it’s a mental health emergency. Whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to manage on your own. There are people you can talk to by texting, typing, speaking, or using BSL.
Call an NHS crisis line
If you’re in England, you can get mental health support and advice through an NHS urgent mental health helpline.
Call 116 123 for free to speak to a trained volunteer about whatever you’re going through any time, day or night. It’s confidential unless they feel you’re unable to make decisions for yourself. You can see Samaritans‘ safety policy on their website.
Chat to a Childline counsellor online
If you’re under 19, you can chat to a counsellor about whatever’s on your mind through the Childline website. Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – but they might not be able to talk for as long between midnight and 7.30am.
Contact Childline online with SignVideo if you’re deaf
If you’re deaf, SignVideo lets you contact a Childline counsellor through a BSL interpreter. You can use it Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm and on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm.