I need help NOW

If you feel you might attempt suicide or harm yourself now, or have seriously harmed yourself, please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E if you are able to. 

If you can keep yourself safe for now, but still need URGENT advice, the following will give you the support you need at times of CRISIS: 

24/7 URGENT/CRISIS Mental Health support – Call the NHS Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302 

24/7 URGENT/Non urgent listening support – Call the Samaritans for free on 116 123, or visit their website: www.samaritans.org

24/7 CRISIS text support -Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 

Local Support…

Pepper’s and the Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe – On the High Street in Oakham, drop in sessions for people struggling with their mental health, for a chat and a cuppa. Several welcoming activities throughout the month to get confidence and support. Have a think about going along with them? https://www.peppersasafeplace.co.uk/

There are particular drop in times for anyone struggling with their mental health and needing immediate support, and transport could also be provided. https://www.peppersasafeplace.co.uk/our-services/neighbourhood-mental-health-cafe

Other support by Phone or Online…

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK – 0800 689 5652 – 6pm till Midnight 

They welcome callers of all languages. Supportive and confidential listening service to anyone aged 18 and over, with thoughts of suicide. https://www.spuk.org.uk/national-suicide-prevention-helpline-uk/ 

CALM – Suicide Prevention Helpline – 0800 585858 – 5pm till Midnight, 365 days a year 

or Webchat (https://www.thecalmzone.net/get-support)

A free, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental support to those within the UK. 

Papyrus Hopeline UK – 0800 068 4141 – 9am till Midnight 

For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ 

Keeping yourself Safe…

To keep yourself safe, you may wish to come up with your own ‘safe plan’

These websites can help you keep safe… https://theolliefoundation.org/ 



For support with self-harm


For NHS Staff only…

We need support now and again too! Look after yourselves and one another. This is for NHS Staff support…

Text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7