Accessing More Support
If you are looking for more support for your mental health, please use the Sanctus Directory to find the appropriate support for you. This includes Therapy, Counselling and other mental health organisations in the UK.The Sanctus Directory includes a comprehensive list of free, low cost and emergency support for your mental health, as well as a list of specific mental health support organisations around particular themes and areas.
If you are concerned for your own welfare and safety in this moment, please call 999 immediately and seek emergency help.
If you are experiencing serious ideation around how you might take your own life (and have a plan for how and when you may do it) focus on making yourself safe and seek additional support. Consider the options below for creating more safety in this moment for yourself and who you might speak to to get additional support.
- Consider what has worked for you in the past;
- Do those things that tend to help you feel better (being with family, with a pet)
- Focus on this moment and surviving today rather than the future;
- Talk about how they are feeling with someone you trust or feel safe speaking to
- Call a support helpline (such as Samaritans 116 123 24 hrs or Papyrus 0800 068 41 41 for people under 35, not 24 hrs);
- Get yourself to a safe place, like a friend or family member’s house.
Wherever you are with your mental health, we want you here and we are here alongside you to encourage you to reach out and get the support you need. We can’t take responsibility for you doing that, please remember that this is your Journal. it is not a substitute for professional mental health support. Please follow the guidance on this page, make yourself safe and reach out for additional support.