Crisis Helplines Available During Holiday Season

by | Dec 16, 2021

Jane Fox Hypnotherapy is closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 22nd to Tuesday, January 3rd.  Any messages received during this time will be replied to on Wednesday January 4th.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year

But, if you are one of the many that struggle at this time of year and need to speak to someone, please see the contacts below:

For Urgent Help:

Samaritans: (Open 24/7) 116 123

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: (Open 24/7) 0800 689 5652

Papyrus HOPELINEUK: (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm) For under 35s struggling with suicidal feelings, or someone concerned about a young person who might be struggling 0800 068 4141, email or text 07786 209 697

SANEline: (4:30pm – 10:30pm every day) 0300 304 7000

Shout: Text SHOUT to 85258 for a text chat with trained crisis volunteers (Open 24/7)

Telephone 111 out of hours for NHS talking support

For Police or Ambulance, In an Emergency, call 999

To talk:

Open Door: 18+ mental health helpline, Open 24/7) 0800 138 7276

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), (5pm – midnight every day) 0800 58 58 58 or via the CALM webchat service Webchat – Campaign Against Living Miserably (

The Mix: Under 25, (3pm to midnight every day) 0808 808 4994, request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.

YOUNG MINDS: For young people (Open 24/7) text YM to 85258

Switchboard: (10am–10pm every day). If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call 03003300630, email or use their webchat service. 

Domestic Abuse: National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Open 24/7) 0161 217 6028

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service: (Weekdays until 5pm) 0161 983 0902

Childline: (Open 24/7) 0800 1111

Advice or help with financial difficulties, loneliness or getting food:

The Prevention Alliance: (Weekdays until 4:30pm) 0161 474 1042

Help around drugs, alcohol, smoking or gambling:

START team: (help around making healthy choices) (Weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm) 0161 474 3141

National Gambling Helpline: (Open 24/7) 0808 8020 133