In an emergency

If you need urgent help:


It's a good idea to contact your GP or local hospital in the first instance. If no-one is available then please try the Samaritans.

The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgmental and emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Samaritans is available to anyone in the UK and Ireland.


If you live outside of the UK and Ireland, visit befrienders to find your nearest helpline:

Sites you may find useful for future reference:
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.
Millions of men and women have heard or read about the unique Fellowship called Alcoholics Anonymous since its founding in 1935. Of these, more than 2,000,000 now call themselves members. People who once drank to excess, they finally acknowledged that they could not handle alcohol, and now live a new way of life without it.
beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. beat is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association, and we continue to build on the strong foundations of the past 18 years of work.
Everything you need from the NHS
Infertility Network UK are the UK's leading infertility support network, and we're here to offer information and support to anyone affected by fertility problems.
BACP can provide advice on a range of services to help meet the needs of anyone seeking information about counselling and psychotherapy.
A site dedicated to raising the standard of generally-available information about this common psychological difficulty. It provides free resources (in addition to its paid ones) to enable everyone to access quality help.
A good source of reliable information about mental health. For confidential help on a range of mental health issues call Mind's Information Line on 0845 766 0163 (local rate UK).