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External resources

Organisations providing practical help and support

If you have harmed yourself or are in imminent danger of life-threatening self-injury, please call 999 and seek help.

The Samaritans

We’re waiting for your call. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 


We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.


No individual or family has to face the distress or isolation that results from coping with mental illness alone.

Rethink Mental Illness

Our goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – Standing Together, united against suicide


PAPYRUS is dedicated to the prevention of suicide in young people.


Peer-to-peer support to those over impacted by suicide loss . We help those bereaved by suicide.

Self injury support

We focus on improving support and knowledge around self-injury.

James’ Place

We stop men dying by suicide. Our professional therapists get quickly to the heart of a man’s suicidal crisis and help him solve it.


UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

LGBT+ switchboard

We are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.

London Friend

We have been supporting the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Londoners since 1972

The Nelson Trust

Women’s Community Services-trauma-informed, gender responsive, and provide holistic support for women and their families.

We are with you

Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health from one of our local services or online.

Turning Point

Whether you come to us with drug or alcohol issues, a mental health concern, or a learning disability, we’ll give you the individual support you need.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery helps participants decide whether they have a problem, builds up their motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.