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Helplines Worldwide

From a suggestion made by @Tipicality, this thread will be a compilation of helplines in various countries for those going through a tough time, who need to talk to someone. Please post with info from your country, in the following format, and we'll add it into this first post. 

Australia
In an emergency, please call 000 (Triple Zero)
To talk things over with someone, and/or for referral to other services, please call:

  • Lifeline (Helpline for crisis support and suicide prevention services): 13 11 14, 24hrs/7days
  • DV Connect Womensline: 1800 811 811, 24hrs/7days
  • DV Connect Mensline: 1800 600 636, 9am-midnight/7days
  • Sexual Assault Helpline: 1800 010 120, 9am-midnight/7days
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800, 24hrs/7days (5-25 yrs)
  • Pets in Crisis: Phone DV Connect Womensline (referrals only via DV Connect)

United States

In an emergency, please call 911 
To talk things over with someone, and/or for referral to other services, please call:

  • Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255  - 24hrs/7days
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Line: 1-800-799-7233 - 24hrs/7days
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 - 24hrs/7days
  • Teen Hotline: 310-855-4673 - 24hrs/7days
  • Crisis Intervention Hotline (Drug and Alcohol Abuse): 800-234-0246 - 24hrs/7days
  • National Poison Control: 800-222-1222 - 24hrs/7days

Belgium

Emergencies 

  • Medical: Call 100
  • Police: Call 101
  • General: 112

To talk about things with someone, get information and/or get a recommendation for further help you can call or chat with these services anonymously 

  • Zelfmoordlijn (suicide hotline): https://www.zelfmoord1813.be/ Call free and anonymously 24/7 to 1813. Chat every day between 19-21u30. Mailing option. 
  • Tele-onthaal: "praten is de eerste stap" http://www.tele-onthaal.be/ Open for free anonymous calling 24/7 to 106. Also has the option to chat online every evening.
  • AWEL (previously kinder -en jongerentelefoon): https://www.awel.be/ For children and teenagers. Call for free every day between 16-22u, except on sundays and official holidays (Number 102). Also has a chat, mail and forum service.
  • Druglijn: https://www.druglijn.be/ Available for all questions regarding alcohol, drugs, medication, gambling, ... (information/prevention/advice/redirecting for help). Call 078 15 10 20. Also has a mailing option.
  • Holebifoon: http://www.holebifoon.be/ All questions about holebiseksualiteit (LGTB-sexuality). Free calling to 0800-99 533 on monday, wednesday en thursday between 18u30-21u15. Chat option on those hours too, mailing option as well.
  • Transgenderinfopunt: http://transgenderinfo.be/ All questions about Transgender. Free calling to 0800 96 316 or mailing option.
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important site i have bookmarked: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/mental-health-helplines.aspx

it also links to other forms of emergencies ... if your in the uk i highly suggest to keep this on hand so you or those you care about can access the correct help asap

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Sgt Pepper

Belgium

Emergencies 

  • Medical: Call 100
  • Police: Call 101
  • General: 112

To talk about things with someone, get information and/or get a recommendation for further help you can call or chat with these services anonimously 

  • Zelfmoordlijn (suicide hotline): https://www.zelfmoord1813.be/ Call free and anonimously 24/7 to 1813. Chat every day between 19-21u30. Mailing option. 
  • Tele-onthaal: "praten is de eerste stap" http://www.tele-onthaal.be/ Open for free anonimous calling 24/7 to 106. Also has the option to chat online every evening.
  • AWEL (previously kinder -en jongerentelefoon): https://www.awel.be/ For children and teenagers. Call for free every day between 16-22u, except on sundays and official holidays (Number 102). Also has a chat, mail and forum service.
  • Druglijn: https://www.druglijn.be/ Available for all questions regarding alcohol, drugs, medication, gambling, ... (information/prevention/advice/redirecting for help). Call 078 15 10 20. Also has a mailing option.
  • Holebifoon: http://www.holebifoon.be/ All questions about holebiseksualiteit (LGTB-sexuality). Free calling to 0800-99 533 on monday, wednesday en thursday between 18u30-21u15. Chat option on those hours too, mailing option as well.
  • Transgenderinfopunt: http://transgenderinfo.be/ All questions about Transgender. Free calling to 0800 96 316 or mailing option.

 

Lots more @ https://www.klasse.be/archief/117-hulplijnen/ (some may have an outdated number, check the websites)

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These are the only ones I know/have used; I'm sure others will be able to add more.

United Kingdom

In an emergency, ring 999.

To speak in confidence to someone:

Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours, 365 days)
Mind: 0300 123 3393 (9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday; their team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems; where to get help; medication and alternative treatments; advocacy. They will look for details of help and support in your own area.)
Sane: 0300 304 7000 (SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm)
Childline (under 19s only): 0800 1111 (24 hours, options for email or online chat. Completely confidential; nothing will ever be said to your parents unless you are in immediate danger.)

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BrandyButter
2 minutes ago, Aglarion said:

These are the only ones I know/have used; I'm sure others will be able to add more.

United Kingdom

In an emergency, ring 999.

To speak in confidence to someone:

Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours, 365 days)
Mind: 0300 123 3393 (9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday; their team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems; where to get help; medication and alternative treatments; advocacy. They will look for details of help and support in your own area.)
Sane: 0300 304 7000 (SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm)
Childline (under 19s only): 0800 1111 (24 hours, options for email or online chat. Completely confidential; nothing will ever be said to your parents unless you are in immediate danger.)

 Adding to what Dan has helpfully posted here are a few more

 

Antidote
Drug and alcohol advice for LGBTI communities – call 020 7833 1674 during office hours. LondonFriend.org.uk

LGBT Switchboard

UK’s longest running advice and support switchboard for LGBT people. Call free from within the UK on 0300-330 0630 or check switchboard.lgbt

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

 

 

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The Netherlands
In an emergency dial 112

Sensoor (0900-0767) - Voor als je je alleen voelt en je hart wilt luchten bij iemand | For when you're feeling lonely and need someone to talk to.
Available 24/7, online chat and e-mail is possible too

Stichting Korrelatie (0900-1450) - Voor hulp bij psychische en sociale hulp door professionele hulpverleners | For help with mental and social issues from professionals.
Available mon-fri 9am 'til 6pm, whatsapping is an option too, however eventhough this service is anonymous, your whatsapp name will be visible

Depressielijn (0900 - 6120909) - Voor vragen over psychische problemen en geestelijke gezondheidszorg door vakdeskundigen | For questions regarding mental healthcare answered by experts.
Available mon-thu 1:30pm - 3:30pm and 7pm - 9pm

Kindertelefoon (0800-0432) - Voor kinderen en jongeren die hulp of advies nodig hebben van ervaren mensen | For children and teenagers who are looking for help or answers from experienced people.


More helplines can be found here: https://www.dwangindezorg.nl/rechten/voorlichting/telefonische-hulpdiensten

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Cmdr Worf

Canada:

Emergencies: Call 911

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 - National line for youth support and assistance.

Most support and contact lines are local or provincial, please refer to the websites below for the support lines in your province.

 

More Information:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mental-health-in-canada-where-to-get-help-1.704877 - list of local, provincial, and national helplines/websites

http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/get-help - Information on where to get help for both youth and adult mental health

http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ways-to-help - Information on how you can help support someone with a mental health disorder

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On 5/1/2017 at 12:08 PM, BrandyButter said:

 Adding to what Dan has helpfully posted here are a few more

 

Antidote
Drug and alcohol advice for LGBTI communities – call 020 7833 1674 during office hours. LondonFriend.org.uk

LGBT Switchboard

UK’s longest running advice and support switchboard for LGBT people. Call free from within the UK on 0300-330 0630 or check switchboard.lgbt

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

 

 

Following on from this, there's the NHS Every Mind Matters website for advice and practical steps.

There's also Hub of Hope which tells you about support available in your area by entering your postcode.

Other useful websites are:

Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Let's Talk Loneliness – It’s ok to feel lonely, particularly at a time like this. Don’t suffer in silence, we can all help each other stay connected. (letstalkloneliness.co.uk)

NHS Volunteer Responders

 

If you or someone you care for is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 999 for help immediately.

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On 4/30/2017 at 10:24 PM, Princess Rae said:

United States

In an emergency, please call 911 
To talk things over with someone, and/or for referral to other services, please call:

  • Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255  - 24hrs/7days
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Line: 1-800-799-7233 - 24hrs/7days
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 - 24hrs/7days
  • Teen Hotline: 310-855-4673 - 24hrs/7days
  • Crisis Intervention Hotline (Drug and Alcohol Abuse): 800-234-0246 - 24hrs/7days
  • National Poison Control: 800-222-1222 - 24hrs/7days

Additional US Resources:

  • Crisis TextLine (24/7 Textline): Text TALK to 741-741

US LGBTQ+ Specific Resources:

  • TrevorLifeline (24/7 hotline for LGBTQ+ youth 13-24): 1-866-488-7386
  • TrevorText (24/7 textline connected to the above): Text START to 678-678
  • GLBT National Hotline (4pm-midnight, eastern time): 1-888-843-4564
  • SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline (24/7 for elders and caretakers): 1-877-360-5428
  • TransLifeline (for trans* individuals, 5pm-1am, eastern time): 1-877-565-8860
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