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United Kingdom & Ireland Suicide Prevention Resources

United Kingdom

The Samaritans

08457 90 90 90 (national number charged at local call rates).
To find a local centre, click here.
Minicom/textphone: 08457 90 91 92
Provides email support as well via jo@samaritans.org.


Prevention of suicide in young people.
0800 068 4141, or text or email.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Suicide prevention aimed particularly at young men, though can also be used by young women.
Call 5pm to midnight 0800 585858 (national) or 0808 802 5858 (London). Webchat also available.


The NHS doesn’t run a crisis hotline as such but you can phone 111 for NHS Direct and speak to someone if you’re feeling suicidal.


The Samaritans

You can call for free in the Republic of Ireland on 116 123.
To find a local Samaritans center in Ireland, click here.

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

For an immediate response 24/7 with suicide prevention information and contact details for support services, FreeText HELP to 50015.