- Severe influence of substances.
- Severe self-harm needing assistance.
- Need for physical first aid or medical help.
- Extraordinarily anxious or panic attack.
- Paranoia, mania or psychosis.
- Experiencing suicidal thoughts or attempting suicide.
- Acting dangerously to themself or others.
A mental health emergency should always be taken as seriously as a physical health emergency. There are lots of options that can offer immediate help and assistance, including:
- NHS 111
- Emergency GP appointments
- Local NHS urgent mental health helplines – www.nhs.uk/service-search/
mental-health/find-an-urgent- mental-health-helpline (England)
- Samaritans | Call 116 123 | Email email@example.com |samaritans.org
- CALM | 0800 58 58 58 | Webchat thecalmzone.net
- Papyrus (under 35’s) | 0800 068 41 41 | Text 07860 039967 | papyrus-uk.org
- Childline (under 19s) | Call 0800 1111 | childline.org.uk
- SOS Silence of Suicide | Call 0300 1020 505 | support@sossilenceofsuicide.
- Shout Crisis Text Line | Text “SHOUT” to 85258 | giveusashout.org
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger (under 19s) | Text “YM” to 85258 | youngminds.org.uk
- Crisis teams or plans which might include involving the support of specific friends or family members.
- Community mental health teams (CMHTs)
- Social Services / Mental Health Act
Hub of Hope
National mental health app database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.
Simply put in your postcode and see what help is available near you!