GET SUPPORT

If you're ever worried that someone's life is in immediate danger, call or go directly to the emergency services in your country. In other situations, here is a list of mental health helplines for a variety of different countries.

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

UK

  • Emergency services on 999

  • Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

For advice and support on a wide range of mental health problems.

  • Samaritans free at any time, on 116 123

For people experiencing suicidal thoughts.

IRELAND

  • Emergency services on 999

  • Connect counselling Helpline: 1800 477 477

Website: https://connectcounselling.ie/

  • Samaritans: FreePhone 116123 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Emergency services on 911

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hotline 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org

  • Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741

Connect with a trained crisis counsellor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counsellor 24/7.

AUSTRALIA

  • Emergency services on 000

  • Lifeline 13 11 14

  • Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

  • Suicide callback service 1300 659 467

  • The MindSpot Clinic 1800 61 44 34

  • Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25

NEW ZEALAND

  • Emergency services on 111

  • Lifeline 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

  • Healthline 0800 611 116

  • Samaritans 0800 726 666

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Emergency services on 112

  • Suicide Crisis Helpline 0800 567 567

  • 24hr Substance Abuse Helpline 0800 12 13 14

  • Mental Health Helplines 0800 456 789 / 0800 21 22 23

JAPAN

  • Emergency services on 119

  • Tell Lifeline on 03-5774-0992

Websites: https://telljp.com/lifeline

OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION

MOVEMBER

Movember’s website contains links to a range of more specialist mental health service providers.

CLICK HERE

NHS

The National Health Service (NHS) website provides a series of reliable explanations on a range of mental health disorders.

CLICK HERE