If you're reading this because you're having suicidal thoughts, try to ask someone for help. It may be difficult at this time, but it's important to know you're not beyond help and you're not alone.


Talking to someone can help you see beyond feelings of loneliness or despair and help you realise there are options.


There are people who want to talk to you and help. Try talking to a family member, friend or colleague about how you're feeling.


There are several telephone helplines you can call at any time of the day or night. You can speak to someone who understands how you're feeling and can help you through the immediate crisis.

Telephone lines


Samaritans 24-hour support service


Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Call: 116123

Text: 07725 909090

Visit: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org


Breathing Space


Breathing Space is a free confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.  Lines are open from 6pm - 2am Monday to Thursday and 6pm - 6am Friday to Monday morning.

Call: 0800 838587

Visit: https://breathingspace.scot/




NHS24 can make referrals to crisis support and other mental health professionals outwith normal GP practice working hours.





Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.


Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Shout exists in the US as ‘Crisis Text Line’, but this is the first time the tried and tested technology has come to the UK.

Text Shout to 85258

Help is at Hand

Help is at Hand is a leaflet to help you if someone you know may have known died by suicide.
Download the leaflet