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Suicidal Feelings and Depression

UPDATED: 05.12.2023
This section offers support for:
- Depression
- Post-natal depression (PND)
- Suicidal feelings

For immediate support, if you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to.  You can phone The Samaritans at any time of day or night via their helpline: 116 123 (lines are open 24 hours, free and it does not appear on telephone billing) More information on The Samaritans is featured further down the page. 

Depression

Bipolar UK 

Bipolar UK offer a range of services for anyone affected by bipolar and associated illnesses.
Email: info@bipolaruk.org.uk 

Mind 

Mind provide an information service for all aspects of mental health, which includes depression and Post Natal Depression. Local branches of MIND can be found online or by calling the helpline.
Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
Email: info@mind.org.uk

NHS – Seasonal Affective Disorder - SAD 

NHS information on this form of depression.

Students Against Depression 

Website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to students affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.

Post Natal Depression

APP – Postpartum Psychosis 

Information and support on Postpartum Psychosis a severe, but treatable form of mental illness that may occur after a birth.

Association for Post Natal Illness - APNI 

Offering support for post-natal depression.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 2pm)

House of Light – PND support 

Providing support and information to parents before and after birth.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: help@houseoflight.org.uk 

Maternal Mental Health Alliance 

Aiming to ensure women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health care. 

Net Mums – Post Natal Depression 

Support for post natal depression. 

Panda’s Foundation 

Providing support for pre and post natal depression.
Helpline: 0808 1961 776 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm) 

Suicidal Feelings

Campaign Against Living Miserably - CALM 

CALM offer support information and advice for men, helping to prevent male suicide.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (lines open 5pm – 12 midnight)

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide 

Providing confidential advice to young people about suicide prevention, also offering advice to anyone concerned about a young person.
HopeLine247: 0800 068 41 41 (lines open 24 hours every day)
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07860 039967

NHS Information - Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide 

NHS information about UK law and the definition of assisted suicide.

Samaritans 

If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night.
Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours, free and does not appear on telephone billing)
Email: jo@samaritans.org 

Sane  

Sane offer crisis care and emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem including depression.
Email: support@sane.org.uk 
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open every day 4pm – 10pm) 

Shout 

If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support to cope.
Text Shout to 85258 

Silence of Suicide - SOS 

Support for anyone affected by thoughts of suicide as well as those bereaved by suicide.
Helpline: 0808 115 1505 (lines open Monday - Friday 8pm – Midnight & weekends 4pm - Midnight)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - SOBS 

SOBS offer specialist emotional support and practical information for people bereaved by suicide. 
Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (lines open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 9pm) 
Email: email.support@uksobs.org 

Zero Suicide Alliance – ZSA 

Supported by the DHSS to help everyone know how to respond and help someone feeling suicidal. Free, online awareness training for a better understanding of what to look or listen out for when someone is struggling.