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Urgent help

In an emergency dial 999 or call Samaritans 116 123

Samaritans A national charity providing confidential support for people in distress 24 hours a day. Email: Tel: 116 123

HPFT Single Point of Access (SPA) The SPA receives and screens all HPFT mental health services referrals in Hertfordshire and is open from 8am - 7.30pm. Tel: 0300 777 0707

Support Services

For a detailed list of mental health services available in Hertfordshire visit the Hertfordshire Directory

Age UK Hertfordshire - InTouch A telephone support service for people aged 50 and over.Tel: 01992 629358 or 01992 634964

Alcohol Concern Support For those affected by alcohol. Weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 11am-4pm. Drinkline helpline: 0800 917 8282

Big White Wall Anonymous online community to share troubles guided by trained professionals.

ChildLine 24-hour counselling service for children and young people. Tel: 0800 1111

FRANK  Offers a 24-hour confidential helpline for young people, parents and carers with questions or concerns about alcohol or drugs. Tel: 0300 123 6600

Hertfordshire NightLight An out-of-hours weekend service for people in Hertfordshire who are feeling distressed or experiencing a crisis. Helpline available 6pm-12am and the centre is open until 2am, Friday to Monday. Tel: 01923 256 391

JOCA - Just One Click Away Local support, guidance and a friendly ear, especially for men. 24/7 via email. Email:

Maytree Provides residential space for those in a suicidal crisis. Tel: 0207 236 707

Shelter Housing advice 365 days of the year. Tel: 0808 800 4444 

Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug and Alcohol Services Out-of-hours helpline providing advice on drug and alcohol use. Tel: 0800 652 3169

Help for someone I am worried about

If you are worried about someone being at risk of suicide visit our Help for others webpage. 




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