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Is your life in danger?

If you have seriously harmed yourself: call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.

Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.

In Buckinghamshire, the nearest A&E is at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

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Safe Haven

We offer short-term intervention to people while they are in a mental health crisis, as an alternative to A&E.

We understand that a mental health crisis can be a frightening and sometimes lonely experience. We are here to let you know that you are not alone. We provide listening support, signposting and safety planning in a welcoming and supportive setting. We also understand that people sometimes want a place to just ‘be’ during a mental health crisis, and that’s fine too.

We are here from 6.00pm – midnight.

To contact Safe Haven in Aylesbury, seven evenings a week, please call 01296 453017.

To contact Safe Haven in High Wycombe, seven evenings a week, please call 01494 218098.

Talk to someone you trust

Let family or friends know what’s going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.

There’s no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.

Who else you can talk to

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

  • Call your GP – ask for an emergency appointment
  • Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
  • Contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one

Tips for coping right now

  • Try not to think about the future – just focus on getting through today
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol
  • Get yourself to a safe place, like a friend’s house
  • Be around other people
  • Do something you usually enjoy, such as spending time with a pet

See more tips from Rethink.

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Contains information from NHS Digital, licenced under the current version of the Open Government Licence

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