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Suicidal Feelings

Self Help Resources

If you are having suicidal thoughts and don't feel that you can keep yourself safe - please seek immediate help.

You can:

•go to any hospital A&E department (accident & emergency department). Locally, use The Lister Hospital,

•call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you can't get to A&E

•ask someone else to contact 999 for you or take you to A&E immediately

If you need some support right now, but don't want to go to A&E, you can:

•contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123. You can call them 24/7 and are there to listen to you

•contact your doctor for an emergency appointment

•call NHS 111 (England) or NHS Direct 0845 46 47 (Wales)

•contact the Single Point of Access: The Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is a vital resource if you need urgent help for mental health issues:

Call their helpline, Single Point of Access (SPA) from 8am - 7pm:  0300 777 0707

Call their Out of Hours Helpline from 7pm - 8am: 01438 843322 

We also recommend

Other sources of support

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) 

A registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.  


A series of American guides on a variety of common mental and emotional health issues (including suicide prevention)

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

A national charity for the prevention of young suicide.


Free 24/7 mental health text support, text shout 85258.


Please also see our Student Wellbeing Services page for further support and advice.

Free 24/7 Helpline via Health Assured:

All students have access to a free 24/7 helpline. If you need immediate wellbeing/emotional support,  financial, legal, non-urgent medical advice or grief support call: 0800 028 3766.


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