Emergency Helplines in the UK

999 is the official emergency number for the United Kingdom

Calls to 999 are free

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Emergency Helplines

999 is a free emergency call service and is the official emergency number for the UK.

NHS provides information on a wide range of health and social care topics and has a 24-hour health helpline which is available on 0845 4647 or for emergencies contact 999.

Samaritans offer a 24-hour toll-free emotional support hotline throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland and can be contacted on 116 123

For additional help view the UK Government Website

  • Police

    999 or 112

  • Ambulance

    111 or 999

  • Fire Department


  • Child Abuse

    0800 1111 or 999

  • Rape and Sexual Assault


  • Mental Health

    0808 808 8000

  • Alcoholics Anonymous UK

    0800 9177 650

  • Gambling Helpline

    0808 8020 133

  • Suicide Help Line

    0808 808 8000

United Kingdom Veterans Helplines

UK Veterans needing urgent help in a crisis can contact 0808 1914 2 18 or can phone +44 1253 866 043 from abroad. The veterans helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

After hours emergency calls will be given the option to be routed to Samaritans 24hr helpline.

Veterans in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline - 0808 808 8000
Veterans in Wales can call 0845 46 47
Veterans in Scotland can call 111

For more details view the Government Website

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