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Other useful contacts
Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen to anything that is upsetting you, including intrusive thoughts and difficult thoughts of suicide and self-harm. Their national freephone number is 116 123, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org Samaritans also offer a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (from 7pm–11pm only, seven days a week).
The Silver Line
If you’re an older person (over the age of 55), the Silver Line is there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide information, support and friendship. You can call them from anywhere in the UK on 0800 4 70 80 90 (freephone).
If you’re a man experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.
If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, Switchboard is available from 10am–11pm, 365 days a year, to listen to any problems you’re having. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+. Their national number is 0300 330 0630, or you can email email@example.com.
LGBT Foundation Helpline
Like Switchboard, the LGBT Foundation offer support and advice on a range of topics for those who identify as lesbian, gay bisexual or transgender. Services are non-judgemental and you will find someone on the other end of the line who is friendly and ready to listen. During the pandemic the helpline is open 9am until 9pm on weekdays and 10am until 6pm on weekend. Call 0345 3 30 30 30.
Offers help and advice for those caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill. You can contact them on weekdays between 10am–4pm. Their national number is 0808 808 7777 or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.