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Samaritans (Croydon)

A 24 hour support and helpline for anyone in distress or feeling suicidal. Samaritans exists to provide confidential emotional support to any person, irrespective of race, creed, age or status who is in emotional distress or at risk of suicide; and to increase public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.

2B Kidderminster Road , West Croydon, Surrey , CR9 2BQ
Umbrella org:
Area serviced:
Croydon and Sutton (some national)
020 8681 6666 (Croydon branch), 0857 90 90 90 (Helpline), 116 123 (free to call)
Opening times:
8am - 9pm (for callers to the door), Helpline 24hrs a day, 365 days a year
Who is it for:
People in distress or despair
Disabled access:
Wheelchair access, accessible toilet
How to apply:
website, email, call, walk in, book appointment
West Croydon
Street parking metered

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
Services associated to counselling in all its various forms, including one-to-one and group therapy.
The mental reaction (anguish, grief, fright) to another person's actions. It may only be recoverable as damages when it is accompanied by physical manifestations (nausea, vomiting, dizziness).
Services which offer a helpline for providing support in a crisis and/or information and advice.
Classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs. Manic depression is characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elation, elevated mood, or irritability (also called mania) countered by periodic, classic depressive symptoms.
When a person is feeling suicidal they can also feel very self-destructive. The meaning is as follows: Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally ending one's own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed, or attempted the act.
Services which provide access to counselling by telephone.

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