Getting help in an emergency
- If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help.
- go to any hospital A&E department (sometimes known as the emergency department)
- call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you can’t get to A&E
- ask someone else to contact 999 for you or take you to A&E immediately
- If you need some support right now, but don’t want to go to A&E, here are some other options for you to try:
- contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123, they’re open 24 hours and are there to listen
- contact your GP for an emergency appointment or the out of hours team
- call NHS 111 (England)
- contact your local crisis team
- Check out National Mind’s tool for those in need of help: ‘I need urgent help’
- see National Mind’s page on helping yourself cope right now, and on crisis services.
- Worried about someone else? See National Mind’s pages on supporting someone else with suicidal feelings.