See the Signs, Save a Life
Confidential Helplines and Support
Try to encourage the person to contact some of the organisations below. Alternatively Samaritans will contact a person in distress if they are requested to do so.
If you have serious concerns for the person do not leave them on their own and get urgent professional help from their GP, by calling 999 or taking them to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
Remember to make sure that you are safe and do not put yourself at risk.
Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)
- For young people or someone concerned about a young person
- Tel: 0800 068 4141 – SMS: 07786 20 9697
- Web: www.papyrus-uk.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) offers support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in a crisis via a helpline, webchat & website.
- CALM helpline (0800 58 58 58)
- Web: https://www.thecalmzone.net/
Supporting families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use; including those bereaved by addiction or related suicide.
- Tel: 0300 888 3853
- Email: email@example.com
Childline gives advice and support for children and young people coping with distress.
- Tel: 0800 11 11 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week) (freephone)
- Webchat: through the website
- Website: www.childline.org.uk
Local Services for residents of Milton Keynes
- A local mental health charity, with a positive and holistic approach to promoting mental wellbeing.
- Website: https://www.mind-blmk.org.uk/
- Tel: 0300 330 0648
Milton Keynes Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service supports families and professionals who are concerned about children and young people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.
- Self-referrals, professional referrals and those working with children and young people
- Tel: 01908 725372 (available Monday to Friday 9am until 12pm)
- Website https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/milton-keynes-camhs/
Milton Keynes Adult Mental Health Services
If you, a friend or relative are experiencing mental health problems for the first time and need emergency treatment or advice during office hours, then you should contact your/their general practitioner (GP). They will be able to refer to the most appropriate mental health service in your area.
There is a single point of contact if you, a friend or relative, are experiencing a mental health crisis out of hours – (5pm-9am, Monday to Friday; and Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays).
Tel: CNWL Out-of-Hours Urgent Advice Line 0800 0234 650
NHS Choices offers further support and options for seeking treatment.
Please click the links below to find out more about local services in the following areas:
Last Updated: 29 August 2019