If you, or someone you know, is feeling like they want to die, it's important to tell someone.

Support for suicidal thoughts

Help and support is available right now if you need it. No one has to struggle with difficult feelings alone.


Get an emergency GP appointment
(or call NHS 111, if the GP surgery is closed)

Mersey Care 24hr Mental Health Crisis Line
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have a 24hr mental health crisis line for St Helens, Knowsley, Warrington and Halton: FREEPHONE: 0800 051 1508

Mersey Care Children and Adolescent 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Response Team
This service is available for children and young people up to the age of 18, who are registered with a GP in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CALL: 01744 415 640

Call SAMARITANS: 116 123
A free-to-call service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if you want to talk to someone in confidence. You can also email: jo@samaritans.org and contact Samaritans on behalf of someone you are worried about and Samaritans can reach out to them.

Call HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141
For children and young people (under the age of 35) or anyone concerned about a young person. 

Text REACH to 85258
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. They support people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. Accessible to all ages - text REACH to 85258

StayAlive app
The StayAlive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis.

IMPORTANT: If someone's life is in danger - for example they have seriously harmed themselves or taken a drug overdose - call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E (the closest to St Helens is Whiston Hospital)

Mersey Care - St Helens Services

Signing Solutions

Signing Solutions have created the following BSL (British Sign Language) video about OK TO ASK and the helplines available:


NHS information