Emergency Contacts

If you are in need of immediate emergency help, please think carefully. Do you need to stop reading and call a GP, or reach an A&E department?

I also encourage you to visit the following links for other websites that may be appropriate if you need crisis support:

    • If you are feeling suicidal or want to speak to someone now,  The Samaritans provide immediate telephone support (116 123 UK or 116 123 Republic Of Ireland). You can also visit their website at
    • If you are a woman in a situation of domestic violence/abuse, you can access the National Domestic Violence Helpline (0808 2000 247 UK) or visit the Refuge website
    • If you are a man experiencing domestic violence/abuse, you can contact the Men’s Advice Line (0808 801 0327 UK), or visit
    • For specialist LGBT support, contact Galop on their National LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline (0300 999 5428), or visit
    • For help & information on forced marriages, you can call the Forced Marriage Unit (020 7008 0151 UK; or if you are overseas 0044 20 7008 0151) or visit is not able to provide emergency crisis support.

    • If you are worried about a child’s safety, you can contact the NSPCC to talk through your concerns (0808 800 5000 UK). You can also visit the NSPCC website at

Please visit the Under 18s, Children & Young People‘s page for other relevant services.