If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide, please seek help immediately. You should:

  • Call 999;
  • Call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000;
  • Use your local emergency department.

Don’t try to manage your or someone else’s suicidal thoughts on your own. Remember, thoughts about suicide are just that – thoughts. They won’t last forever and often they pass quickly. Many people who have had serious thoughts about suicide have said that they feel completely different only hours later.
You can read more by following the links below:

Concerned about yourself

If you are feeling suicidal, please seek help immediately.

We all have times in our lives when we feel a bit down, miserable or even that that we can’t cope. You might believe that things will never get any better and that no-one has ever been through what you are going through.

If you’re feeling like this most or all of the time, or experiencing other early warning signs, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. One in four of us will experience a mental health issue at some point in our lives.

Talking to a friend, family member or someone you know you can trust can really help, and you could try the five steps to mental wellbeing. You may also want to talk to your GP, and there are services that offer help and advice.

Minding Your Head does not provide crisis intervention or counselling, but if you feel you need help now, click here.

You can also read about the issues that can affect mental health by following the links on the topic menu.