If you need immediate emotional support please call one of the following numbers:

  • Bristol Mental Health's Crisis Line is open 24 hours a day, every day, and calls are charged at local rate. Call 0300 555 0334 (local rate from landlines, variable from mobiles, open 24 hours a day, every day)

  • MindLine is a free confidentential freephone helpline. Call 0808 808 0330 (freephone, Wed to Sun 8pm - midnight). At other times call the national line on 0300 123 3393 (local rate from landlines, variable from mobiles, Mon to Fri, 9.00am - 6.00pm).

  • MindLine Trans+ is a confidential, emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid or Non-binary. Call 0300 330 5468 on Mondays or Fridays between 8pm and midnight.

  • Off The Record provide free and confidential mental health support for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol. Call 0808 808 9120 (freephone) or text 07896 880 011.

  • Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Call 0117 983 1000 (local rate) or 116 123 (freephone).

  • The CALM helpline operates from 5pm-midnight every day. Calls are confidential and are taken by trained and skilled helpline workers who provide support, information and signposting. Call 0800 58 58 58 (freephone).

  • PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Their HOPELineUK telephone service is confidential and operates Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Weekends 2pm-10pm & Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm. Call 0800 068 41 41 (freephone) or text 07786 209697.

  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. Call 01708 765200 (local rate, variable hours).

  • Cruse Bereavement Care provides information, advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved by death. If someone you know has died and you need to talk to someone immediately, call the national helpline on 0844 477 9400 (from 1p to 13p from landlines and 5p to 41p from mobiles).