Help for people with suicidal
thoughts in West Berkshire

Immediate sources of
emotional support

If your life (or someone else’s life) is in imminent danger,
please call 999 or go straight to your nearest A&E.

24/7 Crisis Test Line

 Text 'Shout' to 85258

Emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 116 123

Online, on the phone, anytime

 0800 1111

Campaign against living miserably

 0800 585858

Prevention of young suicide

 0800 0684141

Non-immediate local
support and resources

Speak to your GP, or call 111
for help in finding the support you need.

Free counselling service for young people

 01635 760331

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Talking Therapies for people suffering with depression or anxiety

Peer Support Group for people with mental health issues

 0800 585858

Free Courses for adults living with mental health challenges

Support for people affected by mental health issues

Free, safe anonymous support for young people aged 11-18 in Berkshire

For other support resources covering health, emotional wellbeing, family, children & young people’s services and social care please visit

The West Berkshire Suicide Prevention Action Group was established in 2017. A group of charitable, statutory and special interest groups came together to explore and understand suicide in West Berkshire.

The aim of the group is to reduce incidences of suicide by providing training and building awareness of the resources available. We want people to feel enabled and prepared when talking to people who may have suicidal thoughts.

This website has been provided to connect people who may have suicidal thoughts. The Suicide Prevention Action Group does not provide support directly for people in crisis but the organisations listed may be able to help.

Support can be offered to those situated in Lambourn, Hungerford, Kintbury, Newbury, Chieveley, Thatcham, Hermitage, Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Theale, Pangbourne, Tilehurst, Highclere, Woolton Hill and all West Berkshire parishes.

We’d like to send our acknowledgments to Apple Print and Creative, Volunteer Centre West Berkshire, Thatcham Town Council, Greenham Trust, West Berkshire Health and Wellbeing Board and Newbury Samaritans.