Healthy Minds does not offer support for mental health emergencies.
If you feel desperate or you need to talk to someone urgently, you could phone:
Make an urgent appointment with your regular GP, as this is usually the first point of contact for anyone concerned about mental health problems. Alternatively, your GP surgery will usually provide an answer phone message advising you of who to contact in an emergency, together with other useful telephone numbers.
If you need out-of-hours support just google “out of hours GP in… (enter your location)”.
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week emergency mental health support can be accessed at your nearest A&E:
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
24 hours – 01296 315000
or 01296 315664
Wexham Park Hospital
24 hours – 01753 633000
Milton Keynes University Hospital,
Eaglestone, Milton Keynes
24 hours – 01908 660033
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.
To get help from NHS 111, either online or by phone, you can:
Offering free, confidential, emotional support and befriending in complete confidence at any time of the day or night.
National Helpline: 116 123
Offers and provides information and emotional support to those experiencing mental health difficulties, their families and carers.
Tel: 0300 304 7000 (between 4.30pm & 10.30pm every day).
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide. Anyone can hit crisis point. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems.
National helpline: 0800 585858
(open 5pm – midnight, 365 days a year)
Do you feel you are experiencing a mental health crisis? Are you looking for somewhere to go in the evening for crisis support?
Safe Haven is run by Buckinghamshire Mind and is a service that offers support to those experiencing a mental health crisis out-of-hours. At Safe Haven there is a group room where people can talk with other service users and take part in group activities, crafts and games. Alternatively, people may just want to sit quietly or do individual activities such as crosswords or colouring. There is also a one-to-one room where service users can receive listening support, be signposted to relevant charities, and create a safety plan. The service is run by three Mind staff and there are no more than six service users there at once.
Safe Haven is not a drop-in, so please call ahead to reserve a space.
Safe Haven is held at Peach Tree House (Aylesbury) and open Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 6.30pm until 12am.
Telephone: 07508 350553 (phone line only open during Safe Haven hours)