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If you are in need of immediate assistance please telephone the relevant contact listed below.

If you are feeling suicidal it is very important for you to talk to someone and tell them how you are feeling. This could be a family member, a friend, a health professional, a helpline, whoever you feel comfortable talking to. If you are at high risk of killing yourself right now you should contact the emergency services (999) immediately.

NHS 24111
Lerwick Police101
Community Mental Health Team01595 743006
NHS Shetland01595 743000
Samaritans116 123
Breathing Space0800 83 85 87
HOPELineUK0800 068 41 41

Please be aware that 0845 numbers cost between 1p and 10.5p per minute depending on the time of the day for landline customers, and often include a call set-up fee. Calls from mobile phones generally cost between 12p and 41p a minute.

0800 and 0808 are free of charge from a landline but charges may apply from mobile phones.

0843 and 0844 numbers usually cost between 1p and 13p per minute, and calls from mobile phones usually cost between 15p and 41p a minute depending on the provider and the number called.

 If you are concerned for a loved one of friend then please encourage them to seek help through the above services.

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