These free helplines are there to help you if you are feeling down or desperate. They are open 24 hours a day, every day (unless it says otherwise).
Samaritans – a helpline for everyone 'a safe place for you to talk, any time you like'
Call 116 123
Childline – for children and young people under 19 years old
Call 0800 1111 (the number won't show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line – the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people. Call 0800 4 70 80 90
Breathing Space - 'Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen'
Call 0800 83 85 87 (Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am. Friday 6pm-Monday 6am)
NHS Out of Hours Service - available 6 pm to 8 am, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Call 111