Crisis Lines

A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation.

Access help

A mental health crisis can range from distress, anxiety, suicide, self-harm or hallucinations and hearing voices and can also be caused by a range of circumstances.

Emergency help is there!

  • If you already have been given a Crisis Line number by your health professional, call it now.
  • If you have a specific care plan telling you who to contact, follow it now.
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Crisis numbers

Call Samaritans free on:

116 123

Or call NHS (England) on:


NHS Direct (Wales) on:

0845 46 47

Or contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment

If you feel worried you can’t keep yourself safe right now go to any Accident & Emergency (A&E) department You call or ask someone to call 999 and ask for an ambulance to take you there.