There are a number of good resources online that I have found which people may find useful to help them through any issues of mental health. I have decided that I will list them here. They are all free to us. Regrettable, I am only able to list UK services here. If you are outside the UK and need urgent help, please have a look at the International Suicide Hotline Page.

NOTE – If you need urgent help for life-threatening issues, please call 999.

General Resources

  • The Samaritans – Free, 24 hour confidential listening service with trained listeners designed to listen to any problem you may have. These problems include suicide feelings. Can be contacted by phone (116 123), by email (, in a branch or by letter. Have a look at their website to find their address or your nearest branch.
  • Nightline – Free, confidential service aimed at students who may be struggling at University. There are different branches depending on which University you attend. Can be contacted by phone, email or at some branches, by instant messaging.
  • Childline – Despite their name, they are there for young people up to and including the age of 18 years old. They can be contacted by phone, email or by their brilliant IM service.

Resources for Medical Students/Doctors

  • BMA Counselling – 24 hour telephone counselling service for Medical Students or Doctors who need help in a crisis. Can be contacted on 0330 123 1245.
  • Tea & Empathy NHS – informal support network for healthcare professionals. Have a look at their Twitter or Facebook for information.

Other resources?

If you feel like there are any other resources on here worth mentioning, please contact me or leave a comment and I will look into it.