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■ Sa­mar­i­tans (116 123) sa­mar­i­tans. org op­er­ates a 24-hour ser­vice avail­able ev­ery day of the year. If you pre­fer to write down how you’re feel­ing, or if you’re wor­ried about be­ing over­heard on the phone, you can email Sa­mar­i­tans at: jo@ sa­mar­i­tans.org, write to Freep­ost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIR­LING, FK8 2SA, or visit www. sa­mar­i­tans.org/branches to find your near­est branch.

■ CALM (0800 58 58 58) the­calm­zone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any rea­son, who need to talk or find in­for­ma­tion and sup­port. They’re open 5pm to mid­night, 365 days a year.

■ Child­line (0800 1111 ) runs a helpline for chil­dren and young peo­ple in the UK. Calls are free and the num­ber won’t show up on your phone bill.

■ PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion sup­port­ing teenagers and young adults who are feel­ing sui­ci­dal.

■ De­pres­sion Al­liance is a char­ity for peo­ple with de­pres­sion. It doesn’t have a helpline, but of­fers a wide range of use­ful re­sources and links to other rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion at de­pres­sion­al­liance.org

■ Stu­dents Against De­pres­sion is a web­site for stu­dents who are de­pressed, have a low mood or are hav­ing sui­ci­dal thoughts. Bul­ly­ing UK is a web­site for both chil­dren and adults af­fected by bul­ly­ing. Visit: stu­dentsagain­st­de­pres­sion.org

■ The Sanc­tu­ary (0300 003 7029 ) helps peo­ple who are strug­gling to cope - ex­pe­ri­enc­ing de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, panic at­tacks or in cri­sis. You can call them be­tween 8pm and 6am.

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