Looking for help?

Do you need help?

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, please reach out for help. We know that support options are currently limited, which is why we are researching the best opportunities to improve or create services that will make a difference. In the meantime, the following may be helpful:

In the UK:

  • 999 if it is an immediate emergency
  • Call your GP surgery, or NHS 24 via 111
  • Samaritans have a great website full of information, and their phone line is free and open 24/7: just call 116 123
  • Crisis Textline – text 85258 if you are the UK. You will be connected with a trained counsellor who will respond in real time.
  • Childline can be called 24/7 on 0800 1111
  • Papyrus’s Hopeline is for children and young people under age 35. You can call them on 0800 068 4141, or text them at 07860 039967, or email pat@papyrus-uk.org. They are open from 9am to midnight every day of the year.

 Outside the UK:


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The Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge (ACE) is a science-led campaigning charity working closely with Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre. Our aim is to improve access to high quality support and remove barriers and stigma for autistic people.

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