Wellness Numbers

The UK based wellness numbers listed below are accessible for yourself and loved ones, should you feel the need to speak with someone.  The responders are trained mental health practitioners and there is no need to make an appointment; you can contact them during their operating hours.

Everything you communicate to them is confidential and the only time they will disclose anything to external services; if there is a safeguarding concern where you are at risk of harming yourself or another living being.

If you are in the UK, and feel at risk of harming yourself, another living being, or concerned for somebody elses safety, please seek immediate assistance.

C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

This service is available from 5pm until midnight every day of the year.

Telephone (outside London): 0800 58 58 58
Telephone (London): 0808 802 58 58
Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/ (5pm – midnight every day)
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Mood Swings

Aimed at anyone affected by a mood disorder, including friends, families, and carers.  Their helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: 0161 832 3736
E-mail: info@moodswings.org.uk
Website: www.moodswings.org.uk

Papyrus UK

Working with people under the age of 35 who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.  Also with people who are worried about someone under the age of 35.  Their helpline is open 10am-10pm Monday to Friday.  And also 2pm-10pm at weekends and bank holidays.

Telephone: 0800 068 4141
E-mail: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org


Can be contacted by telephone or e-mail.  They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone: 116 123
Website: www.samaritans.org

Sane Line

They work with anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends, and carers.  Their helpline is open between 4.40pm and 10pm every day of the year.  They also provide a free text-based support service called Textcare.  And an online supportive community, where anyone can share their experiences of mental health issues.

Telephone: 0300 304 7000
Textcare: https://www.sane.org.uk/how-we-help/emotional-support/textcare
Support forum: https://www.sane.org.uk/how-we-help/sane-community

Website: https://www.sane.org.uk/

Snow Camp

Stop.  Breathe.  Think.  Is a free confidential mental health service where young people can talk or text about anything.

Website: www.snow-camp.org.uk

Support Line

A service which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on an any issue.  Their opening hours vary so it best to ring them for details.

Telephone: 01708 765 200

E-mail: info@supportline.org.uk
Website: www.supportline.org.uk

The Mix

Aimed at people under 25.  The helpline is available between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week.  There is also a crisis text service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telephone: 0808 808 4994
Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258
Website: www.themix.org.uk

If you feel at risk of harming yourself or another living being, you may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

Immediate Assistance

If you are in the UK and thoughts of suicide are present, if you have harmed yourself, or if you are concerned for somebody else’s safety, you can:

  • Dial 999 and request an ambulance
  • Go straight to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department in a hospital
  • Contact your mental health crisis team if you have their details

If you feel like you need support doing this, please do reach out to your loved ones.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, it is serious and not a waste of time to reach out to the UK emergency services.