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If it's a crisis

In an emergency

In an emergency – If you or someone else has seriously injured themselves, taken an overdose or are on the point of doing so

  • Call 999 or
  • Go directly to A&E

Do not use our online referrals form for urgent help.

Need help fast

If it’s not a 999 emergency but you do need help fast you can:

  • Call the children and young people’s mental health helpline
    The person you speak to will ask you some questions about how you are feeling before deciding what to do next. Click here for your local contact number
  • Contact your GP
    You can also ask your GP practice for an urgent appointment during opening hours.
  • Speak to an adult you trust
    Do let someone know how you are feeling. A parent or carer is often the best person, but you could also speak to your school nurse, a teacher or another trusted adult.
  • Contact CAMHS
    If you are already using CAMHS, contact us directly during office hours (9am – 5pm).  We will talk to you about how best to meet your needs.

Do not use our online referral form if you need help urgently.

Do not use our online referrals form for urgent help.

Other organisations that can help

Papyrus provide help and advice for people thinking about suicide and people who are worried about someone else.

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. They’re there to support you and help you find ways to cope.

Samaritans are there around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call their free phone number. 

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, text YoungMinds’ Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support. You’ll be connected with a trained volunteer in under 5 minutes.