In Case of Emergency

If you are in a state of crisis, if you feel that you can no longer cope, or that you are a risk to yourself or others, you must seek IMMEDIATE EXPERT ASSESSMENT. Our online therapy services are not suitable to help in an emergency. Please seek assistance form the emergency resources below - they will be able to help identify the best cause of action and get you the support you need immediately.

Who do I contact?

If you have a Crisis Line number, given to you by a health professional, please call it.

If you are already receiving support from NHS mental health services you should follow your care plan. Your plan will include details of who you should contact in a crisis.

If you can’t find your care plan, please contact your community mental health team and ask for your care coordinator. If you do not have a care plan please call your local crisis support services.

Emergency GP appointment

If you need help but can wait until the next day then you should contact your GP who should be the first point of contact to direct you to the most appropriate NHS service for you.

Attend your local Accident & Emergency department

If you feel unsafe and need immediate help, go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. The on-call local psychiatric team will be able to help you and are always available.

Call 999

If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm – either to yourself or someone else – then phone 999.

Further Resources:

Samaritans: They are a National organisation offering support to those in distress who feel suicidal or despairing and are in need of someone to talk to. The telephone number of your local branch can be found on-line. Otherwise call 08457 90 90 90 or e-mail:

SaneLine: A national out-of-hours telephone helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems. Open from 6pm to 11pm every. Phone 0300 304 700

Young Minds: A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people under 25. Call 020 7089 5050.