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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 116 123 www.samaritans.org
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: 0800 6444 101.
#StayAlive App has essential suicide prevention features for use in everyday life. It has tools to help keep people safe in times of crisis, details of the emergency or support services to contact in Hertfordshire; a self-care section which includes breathing exercises; a LifeBox for storing special memories including photos and inspirational quotes.
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 www.ageuk.org.uk/Hertfordshire
Alcohol Concern Support For those affected by alcohol. Weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 11am-4pm. Drinkline helpline: 0800 917 8282 www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
Big White Wall Anonymous online community to share troubles guided by trained professionals. www.bigwhitewall.com
ChildLine 24-hour counselling service for children and young people. Tel: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
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 www.talktofrank.com
Hertfordshire NightLight An out-of-hours weekend service for people in Hertfordshire who are feeling distressed or experiencing a crisis. The Crisis Centres are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights from 7pm-2am, every week of the year. The telephone helpline service is open Friday-Monday, available between 7pm-1am. The contact number is 01923 256391 https://www.hertsmindnetwork.org/nightlight
Maytree Provides residential space for those in a suicidal crisis. Tel: 0207 236 707 www.maytree.org.uk
Shelter Housing advice 365 days of the year. Tel: 0808 800 4444 www.england.shelter.org.uk
Spectrum - Hertfordshire Drug and Alcohol Services Out-of-hours helpline providing advice on drug and alcohol use. Tel: 0800 652 3169 www.changegrowlive.org
Help for someone I am worried about
If you are worried about someone being at risk of suicide visit our Help for others webpage.