Do you need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.


For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000


Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111


24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call us

Help In A Crisis

Sometimes, things can become too difficult to cope with on our own. This page contains places you can go to for urgent help.

Where to get urgent help

If you've seriously harmed yourself or feel like you will, please call 999 and ask for an ambulance.  You deserve help and you are not wasting anyone's time. 

If you're worried you might harm yourself or someone else, it's important that you get help as quickly as you can.  The quickest way to get help is to go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E).  This webpage will tell you where your nearest A&E is located.

If you're unable to travel to hospital, for example, if you are shielding due to coronavirus, please call 999. 

If you don't want to call 999 or go to A&E, you can:

  • contact your Out of Hours GP service for an emergency appointment
  • contact your local community mental health crisis team 

If you're worried about someone else, see our information supporting someone. 



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