Suicide prevention

Talk to someone

You may be feeling like taking your own life is the only option. Please talk to someone.

  • NHS emergency services – call or text 999
  • Samaritans – call free anytime 116 123
  • Menscraft - a Norfolk-based charity focusing exclusively on the health and wellbeing of men
  • First Response - 111 (option 2)
  • Shout! free 24/7 crisis text line – text NORFOLK to 85258 if you feel unable to talk
  • MIND – call the infoline Monday-Friday 9am-6pm 0300 123 3393
  • Qwell – free, anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults including online messaging service
  • Norfolk and Waveney NHS Wellbeing – make an online NHS self-referral. Or call Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 0300 123 1503
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – call 5pm-midnight 0800 58 58 58
  • Maytree - Suicide respite centre offering confidential support and advice - call 020 7263 7070

For older people

  • The Silver Line – helpline for older people - call anytime 0800 4 70 80 90

Support for different professions

For young people and families

  • Childline - Call 0800 1111 or email or chat online
  • PAPYRUS - help for young people considering suicide - call 9am-midnight 0800 068 41 41 or text 07860 039967
  • Just One Norfolk - Children and young people's support - call 0300 300 0123

If you feel like taking your own life

There are lots of people, support services and ideas to help you get through this