Get help now

If you're thinking about suicide or going through a personal crisis there is help available, you don't need to face these thoughts and feelings alone.


Call, email or contact someone for help.


Whatever you're going through contact the Samaritans.

116 123 - Free any time, from any phone. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. – Replies via email may take longer than a phone call.

NHS Central Access Point

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

0116 295 3060

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has launched a dedicated mental health Central Access Point phone line so that people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can access urgent NHS mental health support directly.

Turning Point

Confidential, mental health support.

0808 800 3302 – Free crisis helpline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – Replies via email may take longer than a phone call.
Turning Point – Wellbeing cloud

Papyrus – HopeLine UK

For children and young people who are worried about how they're feeling and for anyone concerned about a young person.

0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209 697

Night line (for university students)

A student-run, listening, support and information service

  • Leicester Universities Nightline

0116 223 1230 - Open 8pm to 8am during term time)
Instant message

  • Loughborough University Nightline

01509 227 650 - Open 8pm to 8am Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time.
Instant message

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.

0800 58 58 58 - open every day 5pm to 12 midnight


A charity dedicated to supporting children and young people under the age of 19 in the UK with any issue they are facing

0800 1111
Childline – Coping with suicidal thoughts and feelings

If you don't want to speak to someone right now, read our advice if you're feeling suicidal.

Alternatively, there is information and support for those who are worried about someone and for those who've been bereaved or affected by suicide.