In moments of need, there is always someone there for you.

In moments of need, there’s always someone there for you. No matter what the problem, whether it’s big or little, these helplines can offer a listening ear and helpful advice. Before calling a helpline, check the opening times by clicking to their website. It can help to check if the call is free or if there’s a cost involved before calling.

Ask the helpline listener what their confidentiality policy is before speaking with them, so you know what they’re required to do if a caller is suicidal.

If the line is busy, you can check if they offer a web chat or text service, or you can browse for a different service below.
Text YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you’re under 19, you can chat, call or email the Childline team.
Samaritans are there for a helpline for whatever you’re going through and they’re on hand to help 24/7.
Offers support to anyone under 25. Visit discussion boards, use their Group Chat Service and speak to their trained team.
PAPYRUS HopeLine UK is a helpline that can help you if you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts or you’re concerned for someone who might be.
If you’re feeling down and don’t know who to talk to, CALM have a free web chat. Whatever challenge you’re facing, their trained helpline staff can offer free support
Contact beat online or by phone if you or someone you love is suffering from an easting disorder or experiencing symptoms
Protecting the rights of all children living in NI. Always confidential, never judgemental – ask an expert with CLC’s REE’s Rights Responder and live chat.
If you’re a QUB student, use Nightline to access Queen’s anonymous and confidential active listening service for QUB students. Open every Tuesday & Friday, 8pm – 2am.

If there is an immediate risk to your life
(or someone you know)