Immediate Help

If you're reading this because you're having suicidal thoughts, try to ask someone for help. It may be difficult at this time, but it's important to know you're not beyond help and you're not alone.

Talking to someone can help you see beyond feelings of loneliness or despair and help you realise there are options.

There are people who want to talk to you and help. Try talking to a family member or friend about how you're feeling.

There are several telephone helplines you can call at any time of the day or night. You can speak to someone who understands how you're feeling and can help you through the immediate crisis.

NHS 24 - Call 111 If you are needing medical support call on 111. For an emergency ambulance you should dial 999.

You can also call the police, your emergency social work team or emergency community mental health team.

Helplines and support groups

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Samaritans
Call: 116 123

Local Samaritans
Call: 01387 253555,
104 Loreburn Street, Dumfries

Breathing Space
Call: 0800 83 85 87

Turn 2 Me
(Specifically online support)



If you don't want to speak to someone on a helpline, you could talk to:

  • a member of your family, a friend or someone you trust, such as a teacher
  • your GP, a mental healthcare professional or another healthcare professional
  • a minister, priest or other type of faith leader