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Our lines are open Monday to Friday 8pm to Midnight and Saturday/Sunday 4pm until Midnight.
If our lines are closed, you can always call 999 or 111 or visit the following links:

Welcome to SOS
Silence of Suicide...

We are a suicide prevention and emotional wellbeing helpline.

If you feel unable to talk about how you are feeling with your friends, family or your Doctor, we are here to talk, listen and support you.

If you are unable to reach us via our phone line and are in crisis, you should dial 999 for immediate support or 111 for advice.

Welcome to SOS
Silence of Suicide.
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Conversation started: 29/11/23

5 common mental health conditions in England:

5 common mental health conditions in England:

If you feel like you relate to any of the below, click the links to read more and see how we may be able to support you.






Always contact your GP if you are concerned about your emotional health or are having suicidal thoughts. Find your local GP by clicking here.

Always contact your GP if you are concerned about your emotional health or are having suicidal thoughts. Find your local GP by clicking here.

Who are SOS?

SOS began as a social support group in 2015, founded by Michael Mansfield and his wife Yvette, following personal losses to suicide. They decided the elephant in the room needed to be discussed openly to help fight shame, stigma and silence surrounding mental health and suicide.

SOS advocates for compassion in society to encourage understanding, tolerance and kindness

Reducing the shame, silence and stigma.

Has your mental wellbeing deteriorated? Don't like the world we live in? Feeling isolated and lonely? Bereaved? Whether by suicide or not? Just need someone to talk to and someone to listen? Have a reduced life expectancy and/ or quality from a terminal illness and want the right to choose when you pass? Have no mental health problems, but you need to hear a friendly voice? Helpline, online, in person Freefone 0808 115 1505 (UK calls only)

How can I help the SOS?

Volunteering for a suicide awareness and support charity such as SOS Silence of Suicide can be an incredibly rewarding experience. By giving your time, energy, and resources to support this cause, you are not only helping others who may be struggling with mental health issues or suicidal thoughts, but you are also contributing to a community of support and compassion.

Volunteering can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment, allowing you to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Furthermore, by supporting SOS Silence of Suicide, you are helping to ensure that their vital work can continue, enabling them to provide essential resources and support to those who need it most. Your efforts as a volunteer can truly make a difference in someone's life, and the positive effects of your actions can be felt for years to come. So, if you are looking for a meaningful way to give back and support others, consider volunteering for SOS Silence of Suicide today.

Our Partners

Our partners generate awareness of SOS and its services, as well as being actively involved in discussions around poor emotional health and suicide.

Member organisations

SOS is always keen to explore partnership opportunities with other charities, individuals and businesses alike. If you’d like to discuss this, please get in touch by emailing and let’s see if we can do better, together