Help and Support

Living with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be challenging at the best of times, and this can feel overwhelming. Sometimes, when people feel overwhelmed or distressed, they can have thoughts of harming themselves or that life is not worth living. If you have had these thoughts or feel this way, it is important to speak to someone:

You can speak with your GP and make an emergency appointment

These helplines are there to help if you feel down, or need someone to talk to:



  • 116 123 (free phone) – Available 24 hours a day


  • for information on a range of topics such as types of mental health problems, and where to get help

0300 123 3393 (Text: 86463)
Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 6:00pm.

  • 24-Hour Crisis Telephone Services for 24 hour a day, 7 days a week if you are in crisis or in distress and you need advice or support


For Barnet, Enfield and Haringey:  0800 151 0023


For Camden and Islington: 0800 917 3333


Is your life in danger? If you have seriously harmed yourself, ring 999, or go straight to A&E.

Or, ask someone to call 999 on your behalf or take you to A&E.