Are you in crisis? Please read

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If you are feeling in despair, or are having thoughts relating to self-harm, it can be hard to realise that there is any hope. But there is hope and there is help available to you – so please do ask. The Samaritans Helpline is available 24 hours a day and you can call free on 116 123 from the UK. HOPELineUK provides support for children and young people (up to the age of 35) on 0800 068 41 41. While our forums can provide invaluable support, it is important to note that they are not moderated 24 hours a day and are not monitored by healthcare professionals. Other users may not read or respond to your post immediately. If they do then their advice, whilst it may be given with the best intentions, may not be the best advice for you. With issues such as this it is important that you get the right help, quickly. Please do read our information leaflet at for a wide variety of sources of help and support.

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