If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feel you are in immediate risk of an attempt to harm yourself please read the following information on how to get appropriate support.
Getting Help: If you are feeling suicidal, there are people you can talk to who want to help:
Worried about someone who is feeling suicidal
If you are worried that someone you know may be considering suicide, try to encourage them to talk about how they are feeling. Listening is the best way to help. Try to avoid offering solutions and try not to judge. If they have previously been diagnosed with a mental health condition, such as depression, you may be able to speak to a member of their care team for help and advice.
Community Mental Health Teams in Berkshire
Bracknell: 01344 82 33 33
Newbury: 01635 29 20 20
Reading: 0118 960 5616
Slough: 01753 69 09 50
Windsor, Ascot & Maidenhead: 01628 62 69 48
Wokingham: 0118 989 0707
The CMHT can offer help in an immediate crisis (during office hours).
Out of hours and overnight - Crisis Response Teams
Berkshire - 0300 365 9999
Social Services - Emergency Duty Team - 01344 786543
Helplines and Support Groups
Help for young men
Men may be more likely to avoid or ignore problems and many are reluctant to talk about their feelings or
seek help when they need it. A support group called the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an excellent resource for young men who are feeling unhappy. As well as the website, CALM also has
a helpline. Open 5pm-midnight, every day of the year. Calls to the London number are free. Calls to the National number are free from payphones and from mobiles on 3, Virgin, Orange networks. Some
supermarket sims may charge though on calls to both numbers.
For texts, we don’t charge, but your service provider might. Calls won’t show up on your phone bill.
London Text Service: Text CALM1 to 07537 404717