Mental Health Support

Who to contact if you need urgent support in a crisis

If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or other people:

  • Call 999
  • Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E). You can search for your local department through the NHS Choices website

For non-emergency situations:

  • Visit your GP
  • Call NHS 111 (NHS Direct) – open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can tell you about your local crisis support services or your nearest A&E.
    Tel: 111
    Web: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

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If you are already receiving support from mental health services you should have a care plan. This will include details of who you should contact in a crisis.

If you can’t find your care plan:

During the day

Contact your Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and ask for your care co-ordinator or the person on duty.

During evenings, weekends or bank holidays

Call your local crisis team.


Emotional support

If you would like to offload or talk to someone about your problems, then you may find an emotional support line useful. Some to try are:

Samaritans

Offering emotional support 24 hours a day

Tel: 08457 90 90 90

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Web: www.samaritans.org

Sane Line

Offering specialist mental health emotional support 6-11pm everyday.

You can also email through their website.

Tel: 0845 767 8000

Web: www.sane.org.uk