Helplines

Helplines

  • Nightline – confidential listening service run by Durham students. 9PM-7AM – number can be found on DUO or your campus card. Also contactable via instant messaging on their website https://durhamnightline.com/

 

  • Crisis team – NHS crisis support. You can call this number if you or someone else is in serious distress, feel like hurting yourself or others, or are suicidal – 0191 441 5738

 

  • Samaritans – confidential listening service – 116 123, 0191 384 2727, jo@samaritans.org, or drop in to 26 Sutton Street, Durham, DH1 4BW

 

  • CALM – Campaigning Against Living Miserably: a free confidential suicide helpline for individuals who are male identifying. Open 5PM-midnight – 0800 58 58 58 or webchat https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

 

  • Mermaids – Information and support for trans people aged 19 and under. General hours 9AM-9PM Monday-Friday – 0344 334 0550, info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

 

Domestic and sexual violence:

  • galop – National LGBT+ domestic violence helpline. Emotional and practival support. Check galop.org.uk for opening times – 0300 999 5428, help@galop.org.uk

 

  • Rape Crisis – Helpline for individuals who have experienced sexual violence. Noon-2.30PM and 7PM-9.30PM – 0808 802 9999

 

  • RSACC – Darlington and County Durham rape and sexual abuse counselling centre for individuals who are female identifying. Monday-Thursday 6:30PM-9PM – 01325 369933, info bout face to face counselling can be found on their website http://www.rsacc-thecentre.org.uk/services.asp

 

  • SARC – specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped. Monday-Friday 9AM-3.30PM (plus answering machine outside of these hours) – 0191 301 8554