If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, or is at risk of committing suicide, it’s important to get help quickly.

  • The Crisis Helpline (0300 456 8342) can be used in times of distress. It operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 24 hours a day at the weekend and Bank Holidays.
  • The Samaritans offer a free, safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
  • Make an emergency doctor’s appointment.
  • Visit A&E. People with suicidal tendencies can visit their local A&E department and ask to see the duty psychiatrist.

If you are already under the care of Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS) or Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHT), you can phone them to discuss your concerns during office hours.

Safe Haven

The Safe Haven provides an evening and weekend drop-in style café for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or their carer. The drop-in centres offer a safe, calm and friendly welcome for people and carers in need of emotional and mental support - no appointment is needed. Click the links below for details of your local service.