There is help available if you need to talk to someone right away. Whether you need urgent bereavement support or help with your or a loved one’s mental health, these organisations have helplines where you can talk to someone confidentially and quickly:
116 123, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Samaritans.org
Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677, Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 8pm. Cruse.org.uk
0800 58 58 58, open from 5pm to midnight every day. Thecalmzone.net
0800 068 4141, weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm. For those under 35, or if you are worried about a young person. Papyrus-uk.org.