In a crisis

While almost everyone recovers from depression, there can be times when depression can seem so severe that you may contemplate anything just to remove the pain you are feeling.

Every year depression results in more deaths and serious injuries than road traffic accidents. And as with road traffic accidents, these deaths and injuries are preventable.

If you are contemplating suicide or harming yourself please remember that you are not alone. There is help available and that there are things you can do to help yourself. How you are feeling right now will change and there is no difficulty that is insurmountable. Try to do one or more of the following:

  • Talk to a friend or family member about how you are feeling
  • Contact your GP
  • Phone a helpline
  • Find an online support group

PAPYRUS
Helpline: 0870 170 4000
Web: www.papyrus-uk.org
Advice for young people at risk of suicide

Samaritans
By post: Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Minicom: 08457 90 91 92
Web: www.samaritans.org.uk
Email: jo@samaritans.org
24-hour telephone helpline offering emotional support

National Self-Harm Network
Email: info@nshn.co.uk
Web: www.nshn.co.uk
Survivor-led organisation supporting those who self-harm

Cardiff Adult Self-Injury Project
Helpline: 07536 090430
User-led project for adults with experience of self-injury

Childline
Helpline 0800 1111.