Contacts for the UK

Here are a couple of websites for people living in the UK. The organisations can offer information and support for people who are depressed and suicidal, and for their friends and families.

Childline:
ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call them to talk about any problem – their counsellors are always there to help you sort it out.

Depression Alliance:
This web site contains information about the symptoms and treatments of depression. They work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services. They also campaign to raise awareness amongst the general public about the realities of depression.

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide:
PAPYRUS is a UK charity committed to suicide prevention, focusing predominantly on the emotional well-being of children, teenagers and young adults. They offer the general public and professionals alike, the requisite resources and support to help prevent suicide and improve mental health in young people. While preventing youth suicide is their primary focus, their concern in preventing suicide encompasses all age groups.

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