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You can talk to CALM

The festive season can sometimes feel anything but, so here’s a handy reminder of where to find CALM if you need support or someone to talk to.


Open daily 5pm-midnight, you can reach CALM’s helpline on 0800 58 58 58 (or in London 0808 802 5858). It is free, confidential and anonymous. The phone lines can be busy, so do keep your place in the queue and you will get though to one of our helpline workers.


Also open daily 5pm-midnight, you can access CALM’s webchat service by clicking here. If you don’t get through straight away do hang tight and our helpline workers will get to you as soon as they can.

Information & Local support

Click here to explore information about specific issues you may be affected by, such as depression, anxiety, sexuality or bereavement. To find services near you, click here.


If you or someone you know is in need of urgent help outside of CALM’s helpline hours, you can call Samaritans free from any phone on 116 123.



The accreditation for CALM’s helpline and webchat service has recently been renewed with Helplines Partnership Quality Standard, who gave us a glowing report!

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