Who can I contact for help?

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

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)

Call the St.Helens Assessment Team (for ages 18 & over): 01744 621 688
Available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week

Call the CAMHS Assessment & Response Team (for ages 18 & under): 01925 579 405
Available 9am to 9pm, seven days a week

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. 

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)

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Other mental health helplines:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helpline

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