Contact mental health services
In the first instance, if you are already receiving support from mental health services you should have a care plan. This will include details of who you should contact in a crisis. If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm - either to yourself or someone else - then phone 999.
Here are some of the other ways you can get help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Contact your community team
If you can't find your care plan, contact your community team during the day, 9am - 5pm from Monday to Friday. Ask for your care co-ordinator or the person on duty.
Our information line is available 24 hours a day to point you in the right direction about where to get help. The number is 0800 731 2864.
Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is a good source of help and information. You can find out more about PALS in the short film at the bottom of this page.
Information by borough Crisis
You can download specific information about your local services here:
Information by borough Self-Harm
Go to your nearest A&E
Go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. In some hospitals, this will be called the Emergency Department. There are qualified staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who will be able to assess you and give you the appropriate help.