If In Crisis

Emergency Help

If you are in crisis now, 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

Non-Emergency Situations

You can take several steps to get any help you need. Easy and free options are:

  • Visit your GP
  • Call NHS 111 (NHS Direct) – This free service is 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
  • Website: nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Mental health services:

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.

Alternative numbers that may be helpful


NHS Direct




NHS Emergency and Urgent Care Services


AA Helpline





Visit www.nhs.uk and type suicide in search box. All arias have local mental health crisis lines where urgent help can be arranged