Urgent Help and Advice
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health
Having Suicidal thoughts is normal and more common than you may think, however, should your thoughts change to beginning making plans to attempt suicide, maybe a feeling of harming yourself or know someone who is talking of such things, then PLEASE call 999 and ask for the Police
Emergency Services & Accident and Emergency
If you are unsure at any point, then you can always call 999 and unless there is an immediate medical need, ask for the Police first and they can arrange an Ambulance if needed.
You can always go to A&E, with many A&E's developing areas to specifically support those with poor mental health, but no physical medical needs.
NHS Urgent Mental Health Helplines
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.
You can call for:
24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
help to speak to a mental health professional
an assessment to help decide on the best course of care
Call your local NHS Crisis team
Free Listening Services
These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19
Non Urgent Support
Your GP should be your first point of contact. Don't be concerned about visiting your GP for mental health concerns, GPs report at least 40% of their consultations relate to mental health.
Your GP will help you understand what you are experiencing and dependant on diagnosis they can.
help rule out any underlying physical causes
offer advice about lifestyle changes such as alcohol consumption and exercise
refer you to a specialist
offer you medication and or talking therapies
Or you can self-refer to your local NHS mental health service