Urgent Support

If someone is in mental health crisis and their life is at risk, call 999 now or go to A&E.

If you are in crisis but not in need of emergency care, there are other routes of support.

  • NHS urgent mental health helplines can provide 24 hour help for you and your loved ones, refer you to speak with a professional and conduct an assessment. If you are in England, you can find your local urgent mental health helpline here.

  • The Samaritans have a helpline that is open 24/7 and can be reached on 116 123.

  • Use the Shout crisis text line by texting SHOUT to 85258.

  • Papyrus is a young people's suicide prevention charity and can be reached by phone on 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays).

  • CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. They can be reached by phone on 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight).