Emergency Help – Getting help in a crisis

If you need urgent mental health support or feel you are in danger or a crisis, please contact the following services for immediate help:

Attend your nearest Accident & Emergency Centre (A&E) if you are able to, or call 999

If it is between working hours (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) you can contact your GP

If you prefer to text, you can text SHOUT to 85258

Your local NHS urgent mental health helpline (England only) this can be found via the NHS website here www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline.
If you live in Wales please call NHS 111 and select option 2 for urgent mental health support

The Samaritans have a 24-hour free confidential support line – just dial these 6 digits – 116 123

There are lots of other listening and support lines available for anyone who is struggling, a more comprehensive list can be found here www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services

If you need tools or strategies to help you in a crisis, you can access practical tools to use right now, by yourself, wherever you are via www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help

All contacts and content were accurate when published. Last updated January 2024.