why call us

Callers choose to contact us for a variety of reasons. We value all calls - and callers - equally. We understand that it can be difficult to talk to a complete stranger - or even someone close to you - about what's troubling you. It's fine to take your time, and to start wherever you need to. We also try to keep up-to-date community information, including details of mental health professionals and other support organisations, if you feel you may need this kind of resource.

SOS Help is an English-language emotional support line for the international community in France.

Your call is confidential and anonymous.

Our non-profit organisation is non-denominational, non-political, and non-interventionist.

Our volunteer listeners are trained by professional therapists/psychologists to provide empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental listening to anyone going through a difficult or painful life experience.

We listen to callers speaking about issues as wide-ranging as loneliness, depression, health concerns, bereavement, money problems, unemployment, difficulties with friends or family, or substance abuse.

No problem is too small, no pain is too slight. You do not have to cope alone. If you feel our service can be of help to you, call us on 01 46 21 46 46.

The SOS Help line is open from 3pm to 11pm every day of the year.

If you wish to call at other times you could try the following 24 hr lines: