Helplines

Need to talk right now? Not coping? If you're based in the UK and need help urgently try one of the following options:

If your life is in immediate danger or you've seriously harmed yourself call: 999

  • Birmingham City Council Logo

    Birmingham Emergency Duty team

    This service is available outside normal working hours for anyone in BIRMINGHAM who is in danger and unable to protect themselves, or for those who can not remain in the community without immediate intervention.

    Web
    http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/edt
    Phone
    0121 675 4806
    Weekdays (Monday to Thursday) - before 8.45 a.m. and after 5:15pm, Weekends – after 4.15 p.m. on Friday to 8.45 a.m. on Monday. Available all Bank Holidays
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    Samaritans

    Confidential and emotional support for people with feelings of distress, including those which can lead to suicide.

    Web
    www.samaritans.org
    Phone
    08457 90 90 90
    24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Papyrus

    Papyrus

    If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide

    Web
    www.papyrus-uk.org
    Phone
    08000 68 41 41
    on-Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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    A&E at your local hospital

    Contact NHS Direct or search at www.nhs.uk. - Children's Hospital 0121 333 9999 - City hospital 0121 554 3801- Good Hope Hospital 0121 424 2000 - Heartlands Hospital 0121 424 2000 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital 0121 627 2000- Solihull Hospital 0121 424 2000

    Web
    www.nhs.uk
    Phone
    111
    A & E 24 hours a day
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    Childline

    Free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people.

    Web
    www.childline.org.uk
    Phone
    0800 1111
    24 Hours, 365 days a year
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    NHS Direct

    Offers reassurance, advice and help to answer any questions about your health or the health of a friend or family member. You can contact our team of trained nurses and advisors at any time, day or night.

    Web
    www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
    Phone
    111
    24 hours a day, 365 days a year