Reaching out for help is a sign of strength

If you feel like you’re at risk please call 999 ( UK) & 911 (America)
If you’re feeling suicidal, are self-harming or you need just someone to talk to please call these helplines;

 

  • Samaritans– They have a national helpline which gives confidential emotional support for people who are distressed. Local branches offer telephone support and sometimes face to face support.

Telephone: 116 123 (Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week)

Address: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA

Website: www.samaritans.org 

  • C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

This organisation are aimed at men dealing with suicidal thoughts or emotional distress. They have a national helpline, webchat and online resources for support.

Telephone (outside London): 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 7 days per week)

Telephone (London): 0808 802 5858 (5pm to midnight, 7 days per week)

Address: CALM, PO Box 68766, London SE1P 4JZ

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

  • Sane

They run a national, out-of-hours helpline. They offer emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. This includes family, friends and carers.

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (6pm to 11pm 7 days per week)

Website: www.sane.org.uk

  • SupportLine

They offer confidential emotional support to everyone by telephone, email and post. They can talk to you about any issue. They have details of counsellors, agencies and support groups in the UK.

Telephone: 01708 765200 (hours change, ring to find out)

Address: PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex RM7 1JA

E-mail: info@supportline.org.uk

Website: http://www.supportline.org.uk/

  • Switchboard – LGBT + Helpline

Switchboard gives practical and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. You can talk to them about any issue.

Telephone: 0300 330 0630 (open 10am – 11pm)

E-mail: chris@switchboard.lgbt

Website: www.switchboard.lgbt

  • Maytree, Sanctuary for the suicidal

Maytree may be able to give you somewhere to stay for a few nights and someone to talk to. They are a non-medical service. You can selfrefer or be referred by a health professional.

Telephone: 020 7263 7070

Address: 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG

Email: maytree@maytree.org.uk

Website: www.maytree.org.uk

  • PAPYRUS

This is a national charity which helps to stop young suicide. They run HOPELineUK. HOPELineUK give practical advice and information to: · children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling, and · anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 (open Mon-Fri: 10am to10pm, weekends: 2pm to 10pm & bank holidays: 2pm to 5pm)

SMS: 07786 209697

Address: 67 Bewsey Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7JQ

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

  • Childline

Childline gives advice and support for children and young people coping with distress.

Telephone: 0800 11 11 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week) (freephone)

E-mail: http://www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Pages/Email.aspx

Website: www.childline.org.uk

  • The Mix (it was Get Connected)

They offer a free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (Open 11am – 11pm 7 days a week)

E-mail: http://www.getconnected.org.uk/email-us/

Website: www.getconnected.org.uk

Austria

– Telefonseelsorge: 142
– Rat auf Draht (specifically for children and teenagers): 147
– FrauenHelpLine (specifically for women): 0800/222 555
– Kriseninterventionszentrum: 01/406 95 95
– Sozialpsychiatrischer Notdienst: 01/313 30
numbers for the different Austrian states: http://www.hilfe-in-der-krise.at/index.php/notrufnummern.ht

France
A person is advised to contact a GP (called in French médecin généraliste) who can help and send to a specialist.
One can also contact a “centre medico-psychologique” scattered around the country. The “pages jaunes” has their info, but also any city hall or any one such center can give people information on the closest one to their home. This websites allows you to find all the centers, by specifying your location, and those keywords http://adresse.fr/adresse+centre-medico-psychologique+ile-de-france.html

  • SOS Help (English Speaking Service, between 3-11pm, daily)
    Their address is Boîte Postale 43, Boulogne, Cedex 92101
    Tel: 01 46 21 46 46 Website: www.soshelpline.org
    médico-Fil Sante Jeunes PARIS
    Tel: 0800 235 236 , anonymous help, specifically for 12-25 year olds, daily between 9AM & 11PM
  • Website for young people:www.filsantejeunes.com not only for suicide prevention but also general information, also offers individual AND group chats, but you must create an account.
    Suicide Ecoute in Paris, Tel: 01 45 39 40 00 available 24/7 , as far as I can tell, only in French.
    Email contact@suicide-ecoute.fr
  • Suicide lists hel lines in France, covering suicide prevention but also drugs, AIDS, and more.
    http://www.infosuicide.org/urgences-aide-ressources/lignes-decoute/
  • PHARE Enfants-Parents was created to help parents to help their children who suffer from depression and suicial ideation. Their hotline works on weekdays 9AM-6:30PM at 01 43 46 00 62
    Email : vivre@phare.org
    http://phare.org/
  • Allo écoute ado is solely there for adolescents who need to talk. They offer totaly free and anonymous calls from a (French) landline to 0 800 506 692, between 5&8 PM, from Monday to Saturday.
    You can also contact their mobile 06 12 20 34 71 and offer a call-back service (which is good for those who don’t have many units or minutes left).
    Their website also has a forum and links to help services in the region of Auvergne http://www.alloecouteado.org/adocavamal/osez-en-parler/
  • The website http://www.rrlyon.com/ for ATIS medical center informs of free psych help, and gives infor for fixing appointments either by phone 04 78 28 77 93. This number is accessible only 2-5PM, on Monday-Friday ; or in person at the medical center’s address 5 rue Pizay Lyon (1er arrondissement, by metro stop Hôtel de Ville).

 

Canada

  • Suicide Prevention
    Suicide Action Montreal
    2345 est. rue Belanger
    MONTREAL Quebec
    H2G 1C9
    Canada
    Tel: (514) 723 4000
  • Useful numbers
    Crisis Intervention Centre – Tel: 1-800-757-7766
    Kids Help Phone – Tel: 1-800-668-6868
    Parents Help Line – Tel: 1-888-603-9100
    Sexual Assault Support & Crisis – Tel: 1-800-909-7007
    S.O.S. Femmes – Tel: 1-800-387-8603

 

If you are from outside the UK please see The International Association for Suicide Prevention for national contact details at http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/  

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By Kay, Lulu, Sarah and Jodie

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