Dealing with mental health crisis or emergency

Where to get help?

If you want to talk to someone right away, you can talk to:

  • The Samaritans on 116 123 – it is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence
  • Visit the NHS Choices’ mental health helpline page which has a list of organisations you can call for immediate help
  • Book an emergency GP appointment- In a crisis, you should be offered an appointment with the first available docto
  • More information on the NHS website if you need to contact social service
Help for suicidal thoughts 
  • Download the Stay Alive app
  • Talk to someone you trust , such as your GP, or a friend or relative. Let them know what’s going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe. There’s no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.
Local support for young people

If you’re a young person who is struggling to cope or you’re finding it difficult to make sense of how you’re feeling, there are people who can help you:

  • Talk confidentially to Kooth to get the help you need
  • Chat to Papyrus– HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pmto 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)
  • Alternatively, visit Big White Wall, the online mental health community that young people can access any time anywhere
  • There are many other resources available, visit our mental health support for young people page
Local support for men
  • CALM is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.
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