If you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, call 999 and ask for an ambulance, or visit your local emergency department (A&E).
A mental health emergency is the same as a physical one and taken just as seriously. You are not wasting anyone’s time.
If you need help for a mental health crisis, emergency or breakdown, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.You can call 111 or call your GP and ask for an urgent appointment.
Here are some other numbers to call if you are in crisis but do not need to call 999:
- The NHS offers urgent mental health helplines, open 24 hours a day. Visit their Mental Health helpline pages to find your local number.
- Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply within 24 hours
- Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19
- If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.