Support Services

Please see the links below for details on where to find further help & advice in the UK. For a list of international organisations, please click here

University of Bristol

University of Bristol:  provides University of Bristol Students with a range of support options to help with mental health and wellbeing.


Samaritans provide free emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Call: 116 123 (24/7)



Shout provides free 24/7 text support for people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.

Text SHOUT to 85258 (24/7)

The Mix

The Mix provides a range of free confidential support services for young people between 11 and 25.

Call 0808 808 4994 (available between 4pm-11pm Monday-Friday)

Crisis messenger: Text THE MIX to 85258 (24/7)

Email: click here

Counselling service: click here

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK: provides a compassionate and understanding lifeline for those grappling with their mental wellbeing or thoughts of suicide

Call: 0800 689 5652 (6pm-midnight)


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): provides a free confidential helpline and webchat service to those struggling with feelings of suicide

Call:  0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight)

Webchat: see website


Papyrus: provides confidential advice to children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Call: 0800 068 4141 (24/7)

Text: 07860 039967



ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.

Call: 0800 1111 (24/7)

Email and counselling: Sign up for a free Childline account (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They do not provide a listening or crisis service but can offer information and signposting. They are available

Call: 0300 123 3393 (Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm)



YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. They also offer advice for parents/carers and professionals



Alumina is a free online 7 week course for young people aged between 10 and 17 struggling with self-harm.


DistrACT App

distrACT app: an award winning app which provides trusted information and links to support for people who self-harm and may feel suicidal.