A 24/7 helpline service which gives you a safe space where you can talk about what is happening, how you are feeling, and how to find your own way forward. Samaritans’ volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you. They know that very often, with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.

08457 90 90 90


PAPYRUS aims to prevent young people taking their own lives. A professionally staffed helpline provides support, practical advice and information both to young people worried about themselves, and to anyone concerned that a young person may harm themselves. PAPYRUS has a range of helpful resources including HOPELineUK contact cards or call 01925 572444 or Fax 01925 240502 for a sample pack.

0800 068 41 41 (Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm and 7pm - 10pm & Weekends 2pm - 5pm)

The National Self-Harm Network

A forum and resources for those who self-harm and their families, and for professionals who support them. Tips on what to do or say and what not to do or say if you are supporting someone who self-harms. Advice on the use of distractions if a person is trying not to self-harm.

0800 622 6000 (7pm to 11pm)

Get Connected

Offers help by telephone and email for young people (under 25) who self-harm.

080 8808 4994 (1pm to 11pm) offers information and support to all the UK's 16-25 year-olds. It includes specific support and advice about self-harm.

Call Helpline (Wales)

A 24/7 service offering free emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to people in Wales. Text 'help' to 81066.

0800 132 737

Somerset Partnership NHS Trust