If you need help now or if you’re worried about someone else, the following support services can offer assistance
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Shout Crisis Text Service
A free confidential number you can text any time – day or night. Text SHOUT to 85258 to get text support
Switchboard – LGBT+ Helpline
Call: 0300 330 0630
Open 10:00 – 22:00 every day
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership
Call: 0800 145 6485
For Adults and Children & Young People in Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Wirral.
For free and confidential 24/7 support and advice, text BLUE to 85258.
North West Boroughs Healthcare Trust
Call: 0800 051 1508
For Adults and Children & Young People in Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley.
If you live in Wigan, call 0800 051 3253.
For free and confidential 24/7 support and advice, text REACH to 85258.
Mersey Care Mental Health Trust
Call: 0800 145 6570
For Adults and Young People aged 16+ in Liverpool, Sefton and Kirby.
For free and confidential 24/7 support and advice, text HEAL to 85258.
Alder Hey Crisis Care Team
Call: 0808 196 3550
For Children & Young People in Liverpool and Sefton.
For free and confidential 24/7 support and advice, text GREEN to 85258.
National mental health hotline for NHS staff
Call: 0300 131 7000 or text FRONTLINE to 85258.
The phone line will be open between 7am and 11pm every day, while the text service will be available around the clock.
Please still call 999 or got to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance
Support after suicide services
If you have been bereaved by suicide, the following services offer support:
This service aims to alleviate the distress of those bereaved or affected by suicide.
For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, please check your Local Authority websites: