Getting help

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency it is important to get help as quickly as possible by contacting the right people.

What to do if you are in immediate danger

If you are in immediate life threatening danger call 999.

Talk to someone

If you need to talk to someone about  how you feel or how to deal with someone experiencing a mental health crisis you can contact the following:

NHS Choices

NHS Choices provides 24 hour support, seven days a week with trained nurses. You can call NHS Choices or visit their website, which provides information and advice about mental health including a mental health symptom checker.

Tel: 111 for non-emergency medical advice. 

Mental Health Matters Helpline

Mental Health Matters Helpline is a confidential service staffed by highly trained and experienced Telephone Helpline Workers, offering emotional support to anyone calling. 
Ongoing support is available, and they are also there for carers in need of support.

Freephone: 0800 107 0160
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Minicom: 0191 549 8563

The Samaritans

The Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support.

Tel: 08457 90 90 90