If you need to talk to someone, below are a number of helplines you can contact for confidential non-judgemental support.
Most helplines can provide a listening service, give information and advice, provide emotional support or point you in the direction of other services. They are often free-phone services which are staffed by trained volunteers or employees.
If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self-harm, you should make contact immediately with one of the following:
- Phone or go to your local doctor
- Go to the Accident & Emergency department of the nearest hospital
- Call 999
If you are concerned that you or a family member/friend have a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP.
For Further Support Contact The Samaritans
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Every six seconds they respond to a call for help. They’re there 24/7, before, during and after a crisis and they make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.
Mental Health Services
Your family doctor is usually the first person to approach in relation to mental health concerns. Many people attend their General Practitioner (GP) with mental health problems such as depression or anxiety and may not need the help of a mental health professional. In other cases the GP may decide to refer you to the community mental health team. In an emergency situation, when your GP is not available, you may access the Mental Health Services through the accident and emergency department in your local hospital.