Suicidal feelings & Depression
This section offers support for:
Post-natal depression (PND)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
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)
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
Providing confidential advice to young people about suicide prevention, also offering advice to anyone concerned about a young person.
HopeLineUK: 0800 068 41 41 ((lines open 9am – 12 midnight)
SMS: 07860 039967
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)
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support to cope.
Text Shout to 85258
SOS – Silence of Suicide
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)
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.
Sane offer crisis care and emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem including depression.
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open every day 4pm – 10pm)
SOBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
SOBS offer specialist emotional support and practical information for people bereaved by suicide.
Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (lines open Monday & Tuesday 9am - 5pm)
Offering a sanctuary for the suicidal.
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
NHS information about UK law and the definition of assisted suicide.
Bipolar UK offer a range of services for anyone affected by bipolar and associated illnesses.
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)
Students Against Depression
Website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to students affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
POST NATAL DEPRESSION
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)
Association for Post Natal Illness - APNI
Offering support for post-natal depression.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 2pm)
Net Mums – Post Natal Depression
Support for post natal depression.
Providing support for pre and post natal depression.
Helpline: 0808 1961 776 (lines open Monday – Sunday 11am – 10pm)
APP –Postpartum Psychosis
Information and support on Postpartum Psychosis a severe, but treatable form of mental illness that may occur after a birth.
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.
SAD - SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
NHS - SAD
NHS information on this form of depression.