Help for suicidal thoughts


Last updated 01.05.23

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 for the Police and/or an Ambulance or visit your nearest Emergency Department (A&E)

Lincolnshire NHS Crisis Team Suicide Prevention: 0303 123 4000, (e-mail,

Samaritans Listening service available 24/7: 116 123

Shout Text Service24/7 help from Crisis volunteer team: text 85258

Night Light Crisis Caféswarm welcome, listening service & signposting advice. Across Lincoln and the wider county: 0300 0111 1200( Email,

Beam Crisis Café Bostonwarm welcome, listening service & signposting advice in Boston: 07833 776816  (Email,

Lincolnshire Family Service Directory – brings together information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families (  

Mental & General Well-Being Support

Lincolnshire Mental Health Helpline


Lines open 24/7 to support those suffering from poor mental health.

Staffed by trained counsellors.


0800 001 4331

Every Mind Matters


Advice and practical support

Steps to Change


Self-referrals can be made to access CBT and other talking therapies.

Online wellbeing courses are also available.

NW Counselling Hub

Fees apply

Connects people 18+ befriending and group activities.

6 week course

Chris Morris 07944222883


Fees may apply

Using music to support people with their mental health

01522 510073



Advice about looking after personal wellbeing

0300 123 3393

Lincoln Trauma Centre

Fees apply

A confidential counselling service for families suffering from the effects of trauma and PTSD

07812661348 or 07443634793

Recovery College


Free educational courses about mental health and wellbeing

Silver Line


Helpline offering information, friendship and advice to older people.

Operating 24/7


0800 470 8090

Lincoln City Foundation – EFL Extra Time Hub

Fees  apply (£2 – £3)

Increasing social interaction for the over 55s meeting for walks, gym sessions and sporting activities

01522 563792

NHS Mental Health Care for Veterans


Dedicated mental health services for those who have served in the forces and their families, who are struggling to cope 0300 323 0137

Military Mental Health Helpline


For those who are still serving 0800 323 4444

We Are With You


Drugs and Alcohol dependency support

01522 305518

Financial Support

Citizens Advice Universal Credit Helpline


Universal Credit specific help 0800 144 8444

Lincolnshire County Council Welfare


For welfare advice including food bank referrals 01522 873382

Restore Pantry

Fees apply

For a weekly membership fee, people are able to dramatically reduce what they need to spend on their weekly shop.

Membership £4.00 per shop. One shop per week.

Restore Church, Liquorpond Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8UJ

Open Mon, Weds, Fri 12-2pm.

For more information please speak to Darren 01205 837 209 ext. 209

Restore Church Soup Kitchen


To feed the Homeless & all people that are in need operate 5 nights a week. Restore Church, Liquorpond Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8UJ

Mon-Fri 8.00-9.15 pm

Restore – help for homeless men

Fees may apply

Run homes for homeless men For more information please speak to  Darren 01205 837 290 ext. 209

Community Grocery

Fees apply

Provides a shopping basket of food for £3 a shop Membership £5 a year and you can shop up to 3x per week

Central Methodist Church Lincoln LN5 7PR

0122 265511 Mon – Fri 9.30am 4.30pm

Foodbank (Referrals can be made by a host of agencies, including Lincolnshire County Council Welfare team)


Provides a min of 3 days’ tinned & dried food donated by the local community

01522 542166

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)


Free debt counselling 0800 328 0006



Help control online gambling by blocking access to devices


St Barnabas Bereavement Helpline


0300 303 1897, 01476 513544



0808 808 1677

SOBS (Supporting survivors of bereavement of suicide)

National Helpline 0300 111 5065 9am-9pm Monday to Sunday


Family Lives – Divorce Advice


0808 800 2222

Men’s Group

Slow Bikers Club

Fees may apply

A club for leisurely group bike ride, socialising and having refreshments. 01522 542166 Acts Trust

Seasonal Cycles

Fees may apply

Explore Hill Holt Wood. Sessions 11am -2pm, 1st & 3rd Mon of every month

01636 892836

Boston Men’s Shed

Fees may apply

A club to make social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. 

The Shed, Fenside Community Centre Taverner Rd, Boston, Lincs, PE21 8NL

01205 360800

A Better Way


Call, text, meet, 1:1 chats Free support from

Team Talk – Andy’s Man Club

Fees may apply (Free – £3)

Lincoln City Foundation – mental health programme.

Mon, Tues, Wed sessions.


MAN v FAT football club (18 yrs + with BMI of 27.5+)


Play small-sided football games against other men who also want to improve their health.

Weds, 8pm-10pm

Yarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Rd, Lincoln, LN1 3SP

New Growth Project for men (Gardening)


Talk, support, connect, grow, relax.

Tues 11 – 1pm

Hillside Community Garden, Roman Pavement, Lincoln, LN2 5RD

In Danger from Self? PRINTABLE support information card


Boston support clubs from Lincolnshire Family Service Directory (Boston Sports Clubs Shortlist Lincolnshire PRINTABLE)

Additional opportunities in Boston and surrounding area

Coffee Morning


Community Coffee Morning held at Boston Library.

Come along for a cuppa and a biscuit at no charge.

Boston Library County Hall, Boston, PE21 6DY

Wed 10-12

Boston United FC Positive Pilgrims

Fee (£4 a session )

Weekly sport and physical activity sessions to improve social inclusion and well-being The Jakemans Community Stadium, Pilgrim Way, Wyberton PE21 7NE.

Friday Group.

07759 881115

Age UK Boston Friendship Club

Fee (£3 a session)

Activities at this popular friendship group include: crafting, guest speakers, games, seated dance, quizzes and raffles. Tea and biscuits provided! The Local Community Centre, Mitre Lane, Boston, PE21 6EB.

Monday 10 am

Age UK Boston Lunch Club

Fees apply

A delicious three course lunch, cooked and served by the dedicated catering students of Boston College.

£8.95 for two courses, £10.95 for three courses

The Eden Restaurant, Boston College, Skirbeck Road, Boston, PE21 6JF

Every 2nd Friday of the month during term time, 12-2 pm

The Askfield Project – Friskney

Fees may apply

Various projects based on Friskney Farm incl. ‘Tool shed’ weekly Tues 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm (Seeking volunteers too). Fri Gardening Club.

Boston Choral Society

Fees may apply

A friendly group of people who simply enjoy making music.