Crisis support

There is only one page I could write as the first piece of real content. There are plenty of worthy topics but this site’s focus is on practical help.

Did you stumble across this website in crisis?

Need support now? For yourself, a colleague or family member?

MIND’s Blue Light Infoline provides information for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families. It is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm (except for bank holidays).

Call: 0300 303 5999 (UK local rates)


Text: 84999

But what if it’s the middle of the night or a bank holiday?

Samaritans offer a safe space to talk, whatever you’re going through. It doesn’t have to be about work.

Someone is available to talk to you, 24 hours a day, every single day.

Call free on 116 123 (UK) or 116 123 (ROI).

Many branches can meet you face-to-face, if you prefer. Find your nearest branch to check if this is possible and to see opening times for this service. Do call ahead.

You can email in confidence, at any time.

You can even write to Samaritans, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

Do you know of other services? Please contact me or share details in the comments, so I can include these on the Crisis Support page.

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