If In 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: 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.

Emotional support

Samaritans: Offering emotional support 24 hours a day

T: 116 123 (UK) or 08457 90 90 90 –

E: jo@samaritans.org

Web: samaritans.org


Sane Line: specialist mental health emotional support 6-11pm everyday.

Tel: 0845 767 8000

Web: sane.org.uk


Depression Alliance:

Tel: 0845 123 23 20 –

Web: depressionalliance.org


Mental health Foundation:

Tel: 020 7803 1101

Web: mentalhealth.org.uk