Urgent Help

Feel Suicidal?

It doesn’t matter who you are – if you feel suicidal, please reach out for help now. If you are not sure whether help will help, read the following booklet, it could save your life.

Read the I feel so bad I can’t go on booklet.

If you are in crisis, despairing or suicidal, contacting one of the agencies below can make all the difference.

If you are having a feeling panicky right now, try reading our free online book In Case of Panic.

Help me I am feeling scared right now!

The following information is provided as a useful source of advice:


Getting Extra Help

If you are looking for extra support or advice urgently, there are a number of services you can approach:

  • Your own GP
    or the Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital
  • 24 Hour Telephone Help
    Tel: 111 (non-emergency)
    Tel: 999 (emergency)
  • Samaritans
    Tel: 116 123
  • Wellbeing Suffolk – Wellbeing Suffolk offers help and support to improve  wellbeing and manage stress, low mood and anxiety.
    Tel: 0300 123 1503
    Website https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk
  • Suffolk Libraries – New Chapters: Mental health and wellbeing information  services – the service includes a blog, links to useful websites, an events list and Books on Prescription as well as running Open Space sessions.
    Tel: 01473 263819
    Website: https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/health/
  • Domestic Violence
    Tel: 0808 2000 247
    Web: www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
  • Suffolk Infolink – an online directory of clubs, support groups, leisure activities, childcare, domiciliary care providers, and much, much more. You can find over 7,500 community based services listed across the county
    Website: www.suffolk.gov.uk/infolink
  • Bullying
    Tel: 0808 800 222
    Web: www.bullying.co.uk
  • Childline
    Tel: 0800 111
    Web: www.childline.org.uk
  • Eating disorders
    Beat Tel: 0845 634 1414
    Web: www.b-eat.co.uk
    Email: help@b-eat.co.uk
  • Papyrus
    HopeLine Tel: 0800 068 4141
    Web: www.papyrus-uk.org
    (For young people thinking about suicide or for others worried about them)
  • CALM: Campaign Against Living Miserably
    Tel: 0800 58 58 58
    Web: www.thecalmzone.net
    (For the prevention of male suicide)


You can speak in total confidence about anything that is troubling you.

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