In case of emergency

A crisis or emergency may mean that you feel no longer able to cope with or control a situation or difficulty you are facing.

In an emergency: Call 999

You can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E).

​If you already have a crisis team number, call it.​

  • The Samaritans:  Can be contacted by phone or email 24/7 and some branches also offer face-to-face support
  • MIND: Have many downloadable leaflets such as ‘Understanding Depression’ and ‘Coping with Panic Attacks’
  • The National Self Harm Network: A 24-hour forum to Support individuals who self-harm to help reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life
  • Male Advice Line – Men’s Development Network:  Confidential advice and support line for male victims of violence and abuse
  • BEAT: The UK’s National Eating Disorder Charity
  • Relate: Counselling for every type of relationship
  • Sexual Abuse Support Centre: Free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional
  • Papyrus: This is a UK national charity aiming to prevent young suicides
  • The Mental Health Foundation: A useful source of information including podcasts on relaxation and all sorts of topics related to mental health
  • Families for Life: Supporting and empowering families to combat radicalisation.
  • Paladin: National Stalking Advocacy Service
  • Mankind Initiative: Help for men to escape domestic abuse
  • Walking With The Wounded: Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to reintegrate back into society and sustain their independence.​
  • Anxiety UK: A useful source of information on anxiety issues
  • CALM: A leading movement against male suicide
  • NHS Help for suicidal thoughts
  • Rethink Mental Illness: Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness
  • BBC Action Line: A wide source of information and resources


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