It can be very frightening if you are thinking about ending your life or harming yourself. If you are feeling like this, please read this and remember that you are not alone. There is a lot of help and support available for you.

Unfortunately thousands of people each year think about ending their life. Some people do try to hurt themselves and many end up in hospital. Thankfully, most will recover and not try to end their life or harm themselves again. But, in the UK about 1,600 young people under the age of 35 each year die because of suicide. This means it is really important to get help if you are feeling like this.

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What should I do?

Tell someone how you are feeling. You can tell someone close to you, but they may not always know how best to help you, so it can also help to talk to a professional who will know how to help you. Sometimes talking things through can really help as it gets you through the really tough moments and gives you different ways to think about things and make sense of how you are feeling.
You can talk to your GP who can refer you, or you can go to A&E if you are in crisis. You may also be referred to the community mental health team who can support you.

Who can help?

These organisations can help you through this and you can speak to them in confidence.


Offers listening support to students.


Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, get in touch about issues big or small that are troubling you.
08457 90 90 90 (UK)
116 123 (ROI)
[email protected]


A specific service for younger people under 35 at risk of suicide.

Hopeline - 0800 068 41 41

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.