Crisis Support Services in the UK


Service: Confidential emotional support.

Contact: Call 116 123 (free helpline available 24/7) or email [email protected].

Mind Infoline:

Service: Information and support for mental health problems.

Contact: Call 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm).

Crisis Text Line:

Service: Free, confidential support via text for those in crisis.

Contact: Text "HELLO" to 85258 (available 24/7).


Service: Free text service for immediate support and signposting.

Contact: Text "SHOUT" to 85258 (available 24/7).

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably):

Service: Support for men in crisis.

Contact: Call 0800 58 58 58 (5 pm to midnight, 365 days a year) or use webchat.

The Mix:

Service: Support for young people under 25 on various issues, including mental health.

Contact: Call 0808 808 4994 (Sunday to Friday, 2 pm to 11 pm) or use the crisis messenger service.


Service: Support for young people at risk of suicide and those concerned.

Contact: Call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860 039967 (Mon-Fri, 9 am to 10 pm, weekends 2 pm to 10 pm).

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service:

Service: Practical advice for those affected by mental illness.

Contact: Call 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4 pm).

NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline:

Service: Urgent help in a crisis from your local NHS mental health helpline.

Contact: Find your local helpline via the NHS website.

Local Crisis Teams:

Service: Rapid response to mental health crises.

Contact: Check with your local NHS Trust or Mental Health Trust.