Emergency Contacts

If you have a crisis plan

  1. Find your care plan.
  2. Contact the people identified as being your support in times of crisis.
  3. Read the section on what helps you when you are in crisis.

If someone is in immediate danger

If you, or someone you know, are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, then please ring 999.

Other crisis situations

All GP surgeries will have a ‘duty GP’ to deal with emergencies, and you can contact the surgery to make an emergency appointment to see them or speak to them on the phone. Outside of normal working hours, the NHS non-emergency number is 111. It is available 24 hours a day and is free to call.

For somebody to talk to

The Mind infoline will be able to provide you with information on a wide range of topics to help you through a crisis or allow you to help someone else.

If you’re having suicidal thoughts and are finding it hard to find the words, you might want to speak to someone who is trained to listen, Samaritans, HOPELineUK and Mind are all available for you to talk to. Alternatively, the national CALM helpline is open for men to talk about any issue.

If you are upset about something in your life and are looking for support beyond what your friends and family can provide, then Saneline and the Mind infoline can offer people trained to help. They can offer support and information about a wide range of topics.

  • Saneline 0845 767 8000 everyday 6pm-11pm
  • Mind infoline 0300 123 3393, weekdays 9am – 6pm, email: info@mind.org.uk

Elefriends is also an online forum, powered by a supportive community that can be a helpful place to talk:

Signposting and information

The Buckinghamshire Mind information line can provide you with more information about the services we offer or will be able to signpost you to an appropriate service. Our line is open Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am to 4.30pm (not open Bank Holidays):

The Buckinghamshire Well-being Services Guide has information on services and support in Buckinghamshire.