Help in a mental health crisis or emergency
24 hour helpline Freephone 0800 328 4444
Call this number for help or advice in a crisis from our trained mental health advisers and clinicians, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Or if you use TypeTalk : 18001 0800 328 4444
Crisis response teams also provide out of hours care and will respond rapidly to provide the right care for you in an emergency.
Children and young people – CAMHS crisis line
If you use services at the Trust, you can call your named care co-ordinator or the member of staff you normally see during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
If you don’t currently receive our services, speak to your GP (family doctor). If you don’t have a GP, you can find one near you on the NHS website
There are websites that can help you support yourself or someone you are worried about. The NHS website has dedicated pages for:
The Samaritans website has advice about what to do if you’re worried about someone else.
The Listening Place provides one-to-one support for those who feel life is no longer worth living.
If you prefer to text instead of call and you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258. More information is available on Shout’s website.
If you’re worried about someone’s mental wellbeing, try and talk to them about your concerns. Encourage them to speak to their GP or another health professional as a first step to getting help.
The most important thing you can do is to help them get the assessment and treatment they need.
It can be a distressing experience if someone you care about becomes unwell. Sometimes people may think or behave in ways that you’re not used to and this can also be upsetting.
You may want to get help for yourself too so that you have the right support and accurate information.
Carers can also call our 24/7 helpline for advice and support on 0800 328 4444
If you are looking for support or advice or have an emotional issue you’d like to talk through, you may also find one of these helpline numbers useful.
Available 24 hours a day
Confidential and non-judgemental emotional support whenever you need someone to talk to.
0300 304 7000
4.30pm – 10.30pm daily
Saneline is an out-of-hours telephone helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems.
Rethink is the largest severe mental illness charity in the UK and their information and advice service can be contacted on 0845 456 0455. The advice team are available to provide specialist advice on a wide range of mental health issues. They can be contacted from 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday.
0800 77 6600
Available 24 hours a day
The FRANK campaign helpline provides information and advice about drugs and information on local services. The service can take calls in over 120 languages via a three-way call with a translator.