Outreach Services

We all need to reach out at some point and it can be a daunting task to know who to call. Below are a few numbers we feel are a great starting point. If you have any recommendations, please let us know and we will always add them to the list. 
Remember, you are never alone.


If you feel you are in immediate danger and cannot keep yourself safe call 999 or 111. They can talk to you and put you in touch with someone to help you.


The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day - in full confidence.

  • Call 116 123 - it's FREE


Or email jo@samaritans.org.uk

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For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258.

If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support.

Shout can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Abuse or assault

  • Self-harm

  • Bullying

  • Relationship challenges

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You can call the Rethink advice and information line Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm for practical advice on:

  • different types of therapy and medication

  • benefits, debt, money issues

  • police, courts, prison

  • your rights under the Mental Health Act.

Call on 0300 5000 927 (calls are charged at your local rate).

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm.

Call on 0300 304 7000.

Or email us at support@sane.org.uk


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity taking a stand against suicide. 

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Essential support for the under 25's.

Call on 0808 808 4994

Sun - Fri 2pm - 11pm

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LGBT+ Helpline


Call on 0300 330 0630, 10am - 10pm

Webchat - chris@switchboard.lgbt

from 1.00pm daily

webchat operators all identify as LBGT+

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