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Where can I find help if I am feeling suicidal?

For urgent mental health support in a crisis you can call your local crisis support helpline.
For St Helens this is 0800 051 1508.
This is a freephone number and operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information on help in a mental health crisis see North West Borough Trust Help in a Crisis webpage www.nwbh.nhs.uk/Help-in-a-crisis

If there is an immediate life threatening danger (to yourself or others) call the emergency services on 999.

If you are reading this because you are feeling suicidal, the most important thing to do is to get help and support as soon as possible by contacting:

  • your GP
  • Call NHS 111
  • Samaritans – Helpline: 116 123
  • Papyrus – For children and young people under the age of 35. Helpline: 0800 068 4141
  • CALM – Helpline:0800 58 58 58

    The NHS website, Stamp out Suicide and Mind websites also provide general information and frequently asked questions around suicide.

    Stay Alive App contains useful information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis, click the link for more information www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/