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Emergency Mental Health Contacts

If you are concerned about your mental health you should seek the advice and support of your GP.

If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E. 

Other sources of support available include:

  • Samaritans: Call free on 116 123 www.samaritans.org
  • CALM: Support for men in the UK. Call 0800 58 58 58 or web chat via www.thecalmzone.net
  • Papyrus: for young people experiencing suicidal thoughts or anyone concerned about a young person call 0800 068 41 41  www.papyrus-uk.org
  • Childline: For children and young people 18 and under call free on 0800 1111 or access online chat via www.childline.org.uk
  • Young Minds Parents Help Line: offers advice to anyone worried about someone under the age of 25 call 0808 8025544 www.youngminds.org.uk


Online Suicide Prevention Training Course

Is someone close to you struggling with suicidal thoughts? Take the Zero Suicide Alliance’s FREE Suicide Prevention training here:  www.zerosuicidealliance.com/ .

It takes just 20 minutes and will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide.


If you have been bereaved by suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide offers a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved.  They currently help around 7000 people each year and we continue to grow in response to significant unmet demand. They can be contacted by phone on their National Helpline – 0300 111 5065 – which is open from 9am to 9pm every day. Their website is uksobs.org/

AMPARO provides support for people in Merseyside and Cheshire, following suicide. Support is provided 1:1 and our staff can assist with a range of practical matters such as dealing with Police and Coroners, helping with any media enquiries, help with overcoming isolation experienced and contacting and signposting to other local support services.

The Coroner will offer families access to AMPARO, immediately following a death by suicide. We can also accept self-referrals using the details below and our service is completely confidential.

Website: listening-ear.co.uk/amparo/

Phone: 0330 088 9255