Help & Support
If you are experiencing a mental health problem, help and support is always available.In an emergency call 999 or immediately go to your local Accident and Emergency department;
- If your life is in danger (for example you are at risk of taking your own life or have seriously harmed yourself).
- If the life of someone else is in danger (for example they are at risk of taking their own life or have seriously harmed themselves).
- If you or someone else needs immediate help and you are worried about safety.
When it’s not life threatening but you need urgent medical advice;
- Call 111.
- Book an emergency GP appointment.
- Contact your local mental health crisis team.
- Make an appointment with your GP.
- Speak to a healthcare professional.
If you want to speak to someone now;
There are different helplines and listening services available that can provide emotional support.
- The Samaritans (24 hours a day) – 116 123
- CALM (5pm – midnight) – 0800 58 58 58
- Shout (24 hours a day) – text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
- Childline (24 hours) 0800 1111
- Papyrus (9am – 10pm weekdays and 2pm – 10pm weekend & bank holidays) – 0800 068 4141
- Make an appointment with your GP
- Visit the NHS website to refer yourself.
- Search for a private therapist through the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy website.
- It may be helpful to explore whether you are able to access support through your workplace? For example, an occupational health department, an employee assistance programme, private medical insurance, in-house or telephone counselling services
- Remploy’s Access to Work Mental Health Support Service may be able to support
- Mind – 0300 123 3393
- Rethink Mental Illness – 0300 5000 927
- YoungMinds Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544
- Hub of hope (find local services).
- NHS: Find Mental Health Services.
NHS recommended helplines.