Lets Talk About Suicide is not equipped to provide crisis intervention. If you or someone you care about is currently facing a crisis, there are essential resources available for immediate assistance:
Serious or Life-Threatening Emergencies:
In cases of severe or life-threatening mental or physical health emergencies, please dial 999 immediately for urgent assistance. Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance, and emergency services are ready to provide the necessary care and support.
If you, a family member, or a friend is experiencing a mental health crisis and requires assistance, please dial NHS 111 and select option 2, for mental health crisis. Trained staff are available 24/7 at the contact centre to offer appropriate support and guidance.
For Individuals Under 18:
If you are under 18 or if you are a family member of someone under 18 in crisis, please reach out to Southend, Essex, and Thurrock Children’s and Adolescent’s Mental Health Service (SET CAMHS) at 0800 953 0222.
‘I’m feeling suicidal‘ – Help and What to do if you’re feeling suicidal
CALL – 116 123 or
Cambridge – 01223 364455
Colchester – 01206 561234
Chelmsford – 01245 357357
Ware – 01920 464099
Helpline offering 24-hour emotional support 7 days a week. Confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Text – 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Visit the website here.
Phone – 0800 58 58 58
Telephone: 111 Option 2
A 24-hour 7 days a week telephone helpline for all health enquiries.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Email: [email protected]
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.
Call: 0800 689 5652
Open 24/7. They offer a supportive listening service to anyone throughout the UK with thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self harm.
Anybody is welcome to call us if you need to talk.
WHATS APP information line 07749691268
Serving individuals and their families who need help coping with mental ill health. Their drop in centres welcome everyone who needs support no matter what the problem is.
Emergency – 999
Alternatively 01245 491491
Emergency – 999
Alternatively 0800 555 111