Rain On Me is a safe space that can give you a sense of community if you’re at a low point in your life, or just need peer support through your individual struggles. However, it is important to note peer support is not supposed to replace proper therapy, it is only supposed to complement it. 

If you feel like you’re in crisis and urgently need to speak to someone, below are some of many Helplines that are available for you to call. These Helplines have trained people who are ready to listen to you vent in a non-judgemental way. 

 

Samaritans. You can talk about anything that’s on your mind, they won’t give you advice or tell you what to do. They will just let you vent. You can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone).

SANEline. This is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm open every day).

Childline. This is for anyone under 19 in the UK. Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you. You can call on 0800 1111 (you can speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 7:30am–midnight from Monday to Friday, or from 9am–midnight on weekends.)

The Mix. If you're under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm) or use their crisis text messenger service.

Papyrus HOPELINEUK. This is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are having suicidal thoughts or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. You can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm) or text 07786 209 697.

 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). If you identify as a man, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day).

 

Switchboard. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day) or use their webchat service. All phone operators are part of the LGBT+ community.

Mind is a great organisation with abundant information on all things related to mental health. Please call their Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or text on 86463 for guidance on where to get help near you, treatment options and advocacy services.They’re open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

 

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, please urgently call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. You don’t have to feel any shame or guilt. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Your life matters. You're not causing anyone any trouble.

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