If you are in distress and in need of support, please reach out to people in your life and let them know what is going on.
Speak to your GP, talk to your employer about what support might be available through your work, as sometimes this can be quicker than NHS.
Also make sure to look out for local voluntary sector / charity organisations / peer support groups. Many areas have wonderful groups where people support each other through tough times.
If you prefer to speak to someone who doesn’t know you – try one of the following help line services – there are phone, text, and online options depending on how you communicate best.
Non-judgemental, confidential listening service.
Call: 116 123 (24/7)
email: email@example.com (response time 24hrs)
PO Box 9090
STIRLING FK8 2SA
Struggling to cope? Text with a trained, empathetic volunteer any time, day or night.
Text: 85258 (24/7)
CALM (Campain Against Living Miserably)
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm-Midnight)
Webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/ (5pm-Midnight)
PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)
For people under the age of 35 who are thinking about suicide – or those worried that a young person they know might be.
Call: 0800 068 41 41
9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays
See here for national organisations which may be useful to you.
See here for a growing list of resources in local areas (starting with those local to me, but please feel free to recommend any in your area to help grow the list.)