Get Help (Ireland, UK, Scotland)

If you are in crisis or if you have thoughts of harming yourself or others, you should immediately contact your healthcare practitioner (general practitioner or mental health professional) or your nearest emergency department. In case of emergency, call 999 or 112 (Republic of Ireland) or 112 for the UK. The emergency number for the NHS in particular is 111.

 

Helplines and other Services:

Ireland:
1. Samaritans - Confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day

Call: 116 123 (Republic of Ireland)

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit: Find your nearest Samaritans branch

2. Childline - Chat facilities for children in need of support in Ireland 24 hours a day

Call: 1800 66 66 66

Text: "Talk" to 50101

Participate in online chat: www.childline.ie

3. Find a GP

Find a GP in Ireland on the website of the Irish College of General Practitioners

Visit: www.icgp.ie/go/find_a_gp

4. Depression Support Groups

Find your nearest depression support group, provided by Aware, a voluntary organisation founded to assist those directly affected by depression

Visit: www.aware.ie


United Kingdom:
1. Samaritans - Confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day

Call: 116 123 (UK)

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit: Find your nearest Samaritans branch

2. Childline - Chat facilities for children in need of support 24 hours a day

Call: 0800 11 11 (UK)

Participate in online chat: www.childline.org.uk 

3. Talking2Ourselves

Provides help and information on mental health issues to young people (aged 12 - 14 years) who are either having difficulties themselves, are worried about a friend or relative, or just want to know more about emotional well-being.

Visit: www.talking2ourselves.com

4. Papyrus

Call: 0800 41 41

UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.

Visit: www.papyrus-uk.org

5. Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation exists to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.

Visit: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

6. MIND

Call: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)

www.mind.org.uk

 

Scotland:
1. Breathing Space (free to call)

Tel: 0800 838587 (Available Mon-Thu 6pm-2am and all weekend from Fri 6pm till Mon 6am).

Visit: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

2. NHS Living Life Telephone Support

Telephone service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach available to anyone over 16 feeling low, anxious or depressed. The service can be accessed either through GP referral or phoning the number directly on 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 9pm) for an assessment appointment to see how help can be provided. Types of telephone support available:

Living Life Guided Self Help - workbook based telephone sessions with a self-help Coach over 6-8 weeks

Living Life CBT - short term specialist support with a qualified therapist over 6-9 telephone sessions.

Visit: www.nhs24.com/usefulresources/livinglife

3. Action on Depression

Runs self-help courses and local support groups

Visit: www.actionondepression.org


England
1. Depression Alliance

Run self-help courses and local support groups. Depression Alliance does not currently run a helpline but you can call the information pack request line on 0845 123 23 20 to leave your name and address- they will then send you an information pack. All calls will be charged at the local rate. You can also request the information pack by email.

Visit: www.depressionalliance.org
Email: information@depressionalliance.org

International Help Addresses

This page only displays help addresses in Ireland, the UK and Scotland. For help contacts in your country please switch to your language by clicking on your country's flag on the left hand side of the page.

The following links might also be helpful:

EAAD Help Section    

IASP Crisis Centre     

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