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Helplines and people you can call at any time if you feel very low

Emergency Services

If you are seriously thinking about suicide, or about harming yourself or others, it’s important to get help straight away. Dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.

Samaritans Southport and District    


32 Union Street, Southport. PR9 0QE     Tel: 01704 538038 or  08457 90 90 90 (helpline 24 hours)


Samaritans is available twenty four hours a day by telephone to provide support for people who are in distress or despair and whose feelings may lead to suicide. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about the way you are feeling, call Samaritans on 08457 909090.

Access: Self referral, telephone, letter, email. Drop-in between 08.00am-10.00pm, 7 days a week.

Wheelchair access. his service covers Sefton.

NHS Direct    


National Health Service       Tel: 08454647     www:


NHS Direct is a 24 hour nurse-led helpline providing confidential health and advice information. NHS Direct is also available on the internet, providing healthcare information and advice. Detailed information on Depression and Suicide is available from the National electronic Library for Mental Health (NeLMN)

Your GP

Gateway Team (mental health)  01704 383154

Not emergency, but free counselling:

25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ
Tel: 0151 708 6688
Opening Time: Office 9.00am to 5.00pm
Counselling 9.00am to 9.00pm

Compass offers a free counselling service to adults in Merseyside and beyond.
To promote and improve the health, well-being and quality of life of Sefton residents.