I need help now

I need help now

Experiencing a mental health crisis and need to talk to someone right now?

The below services are available to support young people 24/7. They are free and confidential.


YoungMinds Crisis Messenger Service

The crisis messenger service can help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship issues.

Text: 85258


Email: jo@samaritans.org

Call: 116 123


Call: 0800 1111

Immediate Emergency Assistance

Emergency Services

Call or Text: 999

Urgent, non-emergency medical advice

Call: NHS 111  Or go to: NHS 111 Online

Amparo Suffolk - provides support for anyone affected by suicide

Email: amparo.service@listening-ear.co.uk

Call: 0330 088 9255

Feeling overwhelmed or suicidal - The Source website has advice and support if you are struggling.

Anonymous support for boys and men – non emergency

 Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – Midnight every day)

Webchat available


If you are experiencing an urge to self-harm

Download Calm Harm App - This app offers tasks to help you resist and manage the urges.

 Try the ‘5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique’ to find some calm

 5 - Name 5 things you can see around you

4 - Name 4 things you can feel (clothes, warm, cool, breeze, touch)

3 - Name 3 things you can hear right now

2 - Name 2 things you can smell (or, 2 things you like the smell of)

1 - Name 1 thing you like to taste


If you are concerned about your emotional wellbeing and mental health, make an urgent appointment to see your GP.