Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.
The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
If you live outside of the UK and ROI, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.
Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively people can drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting.
0191 232 7272 www.samaritans.org/tyneside/