Need help? Suicide helplines and resources

If you’re feeling suicidal, you’re not alone.

You can call any of these organisations for help:

The Samaritans


The Samaritans have a helpline which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to them about anything.

Thinking of killing yourself? Click here.




SOBS are a charity who are aiming to set-up suicide bereavement support groups across the UK. They also have a national helpline – 0300 111 5065. It’s open between 9am and 9pm every day.

Find an interactive map of their support groups here.



Maytree is a respite centre, where those who are feeling suicidal can go and stay. It’s a brilliant place to clear your mind and speak confidentially to volunteers.

To arrange a stay or to just talk over the phone, call 020 7263 7070.

If you want to find out more about Maytee, click here.



Papyrus work to prevent young people taking their own lives. If you are a young person and feel like you need to talk, the HOPELine is there to help.

Recently The Forgotten Survivors investigation spoke exclusively to a HOPELine advisor. That interview will be on the blog soon, so look out for that.

Please note that these four charities mentioned in this post are the best four organisations to speak to from the research of this investigation.

There are many more charities out there that may better suit your needs.



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