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Helpful Resources

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, or are trying to support someone who is, then you may find this list of resources useful. It's broken down ito local (Oxfordshire) and national resources. While we make every effort to keep this list up-to-date, sometimes service details can change without us finding out. Please report any incorrect information here.





08457 90 90 90

A 24hour confidential telephone service and 24hour confidential email service.



0845 766 0163

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

NHS Direct

0845 4647

24hr National helpline providing medical advice.



0845 767 8000

Out of hours telephone help line. Opening hours: 6pm - 11pm.




Oxford Samaritans

Receives visitors from 8am to 10pm at 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1RB

Tel: (01865) 722122, 24 hours a day


Your GP


Sometimes suicidal thoughts can be the result of a medical condition like depression. Medival support can help. GPs can also refer you to specialist mental health services (see below). If you do not have a GP you can visit NHS choices to find a nearby practice. You do not have to be registered with a GP to make an emergency appointment.


If you are homeless, oxford has a specialist drop-in surgery.

Tel: 01865 726008

Luther Street Medical Centre, Luther Street, Oxford OX1 1SF


Outside normal surgery hours you can still phone your doctors surgery, but you'll usually be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is from 6.30pm to 8.00am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays. Out-of-Hours Telephone number: 0845 345 8995


Specialist mental health services


If you are in contact with mental health services but have lost the contact details, you can find them on the Oxford Health web site. The out-of-hours number for Oxfordshire is (01865) 741717.


Other services


There are a large number of services that suopport people experiencing distress as a result of illness or 'disability'. These specialist servoces may not be 'suicide specialists' but they can still offer reassurance and practical help.


Informal supports


Sometimes people have friends or family members they can talk to. They often hold back because they imagine it would be embarassing or difficult, but in most situations people will want to help.


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