Help & Support
We hope that you have found our resources helpful. Our films, articles, events and material are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment and are not appropriate for emergencies.
Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your mental health.
If you think you may have a medical or mental health emergency, call 999 (UK) or 911 (US) immediately, or go to the nearest open clinic or emergency room.
The School of Life also offers online therapy as a resource to help people feel supported all around the world. Our psychotherapists and psychologists are all fully accredited practitioners, registered with tightly governed professional UK bodies. For more information on our therapy services, please visit: www.theschooloflife.com/five-steps/.
Please note that there is typically a wait time of 1-2 weeks once you have booked a Psychotherapy appointment. If you feel you need more immediate support please refer to the sources of support below, or contact your emergency services.
Sources of Immediate Support
In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email [email protected] or [email protected], or visit https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
In Canada, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is, or visit https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14.
Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.