Urgent Crisis Support
In An Emergency
In an emergency or out of hours, if you have harmed yourself or someone else, or are worried that you might, Call 999 or visit your local NHS A&E hospital, immediately.
In A Non Emergency (non life threatening)
You may have talked with your therapist and agreed an action plan to manage these difficult times. If you haven’t done this yet, and you are finding it difficult to cope with your feelings of depression or anxiety, your therapist will be happy to talk things through with you.
If you are struggling to cope on a day when you are not due to see your therapist, there are other services you can contact below.
Other Sources Of Help
You might not want to talk to a family member or close friend about things that are so very difficult and/or personal. If this is the case and you are struggling, you could try one of the following help lines:
Shout. Text “Shout” to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Supported by a nationwide team of Crisis Volunteers, it takes people from crisis to calm every day of the week.
Samaritans 116 123
(24 hour crisis line for people contemplating harming themselves)
Saneline 0300 304 7000
6-11pm weekdays and weekends including Bank Holidays(Practical information, crisis care and emotional support)
No Panic 0300 772 9844
10am – 10pm every day (For people experiencing panic or anxiety problems
Aanchal 0845 451 2547
(24 hour crisis line for Asian women experiencing domestic abuse)
NHS & Other Services
If you need to, you can contact your GP on the usual number, during surgery hours.
If you are an existing patient of the trust and you need to speak to someone outside of office hours you can call the crisis line on 0800 028 8000 (5pm – 9am Monday to Friday, 24 hours Saturday and Sunday).
Adults Emergency Duty Social Work Team
Telephone: 020 8744 2442
Type Talk: 1800 1 020 8744 9414
A trained Social Worker will speak to you over the phone to assess the situation and decide the best course of action.
24 hours a day on 0845 4647
Carers in Mind
If you are a carer for someone with a mental health problem and feel you could do with some support:
Telephone: 020 8940 7384
For More Mental health Crisis helplines & Crisis Support
"Mind"is a mental health charity who have more in-depth guidance for Crisis including Helplines & Support: