Getting help and support

Useful links and local phone numbers

If you ever finding yourself needing any help at all that you can not seek close to you or you are too scared to reach out, please know you are never alone at a time like this! You are loved by many even if you do not feel the love, Below are some helpful links and numbers for mental health disturbances, suicide prevention lines and general LGTBQ+ Support numbers


Getting help in the UK

Please call 999 or go to A&E now if someone’s life is at risk (for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose) or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

A mental health emergency should be taken seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.


111, Option 2, is the National Health Services’ First Response Service for mental health crises and support. This is not available in all areas of the country yet. – You can see if this service is available on the NHS.UK Website

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

The LGBT Foundation helpline can be reached at 0345 330 3030 (available 9 am until 9 pm weekdays and 10 am until 6 pm weekends). You can also email using helpline@lgbt.foundation (They aim to reply to within 10 working days). More information can be found on their website https://lgbt.foundation/

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom. They provide a 24/7, toll-free crisis line, as well as local branches. Samaritans Helpline can be reached at 116 123. You can also email the Samaritans using jo@samaritans.org (The response time is up to 24 hours).

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It is a place to go for those struggling to cope and in need of immediate help. Text HELP to 85258

Campaign Against Living Miserably is a registered charity based in England. It was launched in March 2006 as a campaign aimed at bringing the suicide rate down among men aged 15–35. It has a limited-hour phone and web chat options.

  • CALM (Nationwide) can be reached at 0800 58 58 58 (available every day from 5 PM to midnight).
  • CALM (London) can be reached at 0808 802 58 58 (available every day from 5 PM to midnight).
  • CALM webchat can be found at https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/ (available every day from 5 PM to midnight).

If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.


Getting help in the USA

Please call 911 or go to A&E now if someone’s life is at risk (for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose) or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

A mental health emergency should be taken seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.


The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/) is a nationwide organization that provides a 24-hour phone hotline, as well as limited-hour webchat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

  • The TrevorLifeline can be reached at 1-866-488-7386
  • TrevorChat can be found at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ (available 7 days a week from 3PM to 10PM ET).
  • TrevorText can be reached by texting TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (available M-F from 3PM to 10PM ET).

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides Spanish-speaking counsellors, as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It is only available in the United States. A 24-hour an Online Chat in partnership with Contact USA is also available.

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (ESP) can be reached at 1-888-628-9454
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Options) can be reached at 1-800-799-4889

IMAlive Crisis Chatine (www.imalive.org) is a non-profit, worldwide 24/7, anonymous chatline to help anyone in crisis via instant messaging.

The Crisis Text Line is the only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline. The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741-741.

Samaritans USA (http://www.samaritansusa.org/) is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United States.

The Trans Lifeline (https://www.translifeline.org/) is a nonprofit organization that is created by and for the transgender community, providing crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, available in the United States and Canada. The Trans Lifeline can be reached at 1-877-565-8860


What about me! I don’t live in the UK or US, Wikipedia has a great list of support lines all over the world. You can see this clicking here


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