Emergency Support

At LYFE Matters, I do not offer a crisis contact service. All support is offered online only, through pre-booked appointments.

If you are feeling very distressed, suicidal or want to harm yourself – know that help is available and that talking to someone else about how you feel can help. Try to confide in a friend or family member that you feel you can trust. Alternatively, contact your family doctor or GP who will be able to support you and put you in touch with specialist mental health services.


If you have already harmed yourself, or feel that you cannot keep yourself safe – call your emergency services (999 in the UK; 112 in Europe) and go straight to nearest hospital Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). Better still if you can ask someone else to call for you or to take you to A&E.

If you feel very distressed and need to talk to someone right away – if are in the UK or ROI, call the Samaritans free on 116 123. The SAMARITANS offer support 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. You can also email the Samaritans: jo@samaritans.org


Additional resources:

YOUR LIFE COUNTS Offer help and advice on suicide, it also has a directory of links to resources and support in the UK and around the World. The pages can be viewed in English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Get help here: https://yourlifecounts.org/

MIND is a UK based charity offering information and where to get support on a wide range of issues including mental health, trauma, abuse and LGBTIQ mental health issues and much more:  https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/