Get help in a crisis
Get urgent help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
Mental health crisis means different things to different people.
- You may be distressed and want to harm yourself, or someone else
- You may be hearing unpleasant voices, feel that people are watching you or that you are in immediate danger
It could help to tell someone you trust, such as a family member or a friend who can then help you decide what to do.
If you are supported by one of our services:
Check your care plan, and:
During office hours contact your care coordinator or the duty number for the team that is supporting you. If you don't have their details, visit NSFT’s service finder.
Or call the urgent mental health helpline on 111 and select the mental health option. If you need a carer, friend or family member to call us on your behalf you will need to first provide your consent to the call handler.
If you need urgent help and you are not supported by our services:
Call 111 and select the mental health option to speak to the 24-hour urgent mental health helpline. If you need a carer, friend or family member to call us on your behalf you will need to first provide your consent to the call handler.
Please avoid visiting hospital A&E (Accident and Emergency) departments unless you have a life-threatening emergency. The number above can connect you to crisis services.
If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.
If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police.