24/7 WORLD HELPLINES

Please reach out to use the below helplines and resources if you are in need as Counsellors and Therapists are not available on a 24/7 basis.

I have put contact details below for professionally qualified organisations that can help and support you 24/7.

Befrienders Worldwide – Find 24/7 helplines in your area by searching with your country on their website. Befrienders have a network of 349 support centres in 32 countries, this service is provided via SMS messaging, outreach, partnerships and the internet.

NORTHERN IRELAND & REPUBLIC OF IRELAND:

  • SAMARTIANS – 116 123 (freephone) / email jo@samaritans.org (24/7) & jo@samaritans.ie (24/7).
  • PIETA HOUSE – 1800 247 247 / email mary@pieta.ie.
  • CHILDLINE – 1800 66 66 66 (freephone)
  • NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (adults concerned about a child)
  • REFUGE – 0808 2000 247
  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – 0845 769 7555
  • VICTIM SUPPORT – 0808 168 9111

UNITED KINGDOM:

  • SAMARTIANS – 116 123 / email jo@samaritans.org (24/7)
  • SANE LINE – 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm)
  • PAPYRUS – 07786 209 697 (under 35s with suicidal thoughts) Weekdays (10am- 10pm) Weekends (2pm-10pm)
  • CALM (Campaign against living miserably) – Outside of London 0800 58 58 58, London 0808 802 58 58 (5pm-midnight everyday)
  • SILVERLINE – 0800 470 80 90 (aimed at over 55s) 24 hours, 7 days per week

AUSTRALIA:

  • LIFELINK SAMARTIANS TASMANIA – 03 6331 3355 / 1300 364 566 (freephone in Tasmania)
  • THE SAMARTIANS INC – 135 247 / 1800 198 313 (freephone in Western Australia)
  • BEYOND BLUE – 1300 22 4636 (freephone)
  • LIFELINE AUS – 13 11 14
  • MENSLINE AUS – 1300 78 99 78
  • KIDS HELPLINE – 1800 55 1800 (5-25 year olds)
  • SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE – 1300 659 467

NEW ZEALAND:

  • LIFELINK / SAMARTIANS – 07 350 2030 / 0800 726 666
  • LIFELINE – 0800 543 354 / SMS 4357 “HELP”
  • HEALTHLINE – 0800 611 116
  • SUICIDE CRISIS – 0508 828 865
  • OUTLINE NZ – 0800 688 5463 (Sexuality/ Gender Identity Helpline)
  • YOUTHLINE – 0800 376 633
  • KIDSLINE – 0800 54 37 54 (Up to 18 years old)

CANADA:

  • TORONTO DISTRESS CENTRE – 416 408 4357 (24/7 & has over 151 languages with interpreter service)
  • GERSTEIN CENTRE – 416 929 5200 (24/7)
  • TORONTO WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT – 1866 366 9513 (24/7 detox placement)
  • GOOD2TALK – 1866 925 5454  (24/7 for post secondary students)
  • KIDS HELP PHONE – 1800 668 6868 (24/7 service where Counsellors answer calls and questions from across Canada)
  • TORONTO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE – 416 597 8808 (24/7 service for survivors of rape and sexual assault) 

UNITED STATES: 

  • THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINE – 1800 273 8255 (24/7 toll free, provides Spanish Counsellors as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals)
  • VETERANS CRISIS HELPLINE – 1800 273 8255 (24/7 toll free service for military veterans and their families)
  • IMALIVE CRISIS CHATLINE – text “HOME” to 741 741 (24/7 text message hotline)
  • SUICIDE PREVENTION CENTRE DIDI HIRSCH CALIFORNIA – 800 273 8255 (24/7)
  • THE SAMARITANS OF BOSTON FRAMINGHAM – 877 870 4673 (24/7)

 

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