If you’re currently going through a crisis related to your mental health, you may need immediate professional assessment to identify the best course of action to stop things getting worse.
If you’ve already got contact details of a crisis service from your mental health care provider, get in touch with them.
Mind is a charity that can offer details of planning for a crisis.
The Samaritans operate a free 24/7 service which you can talk to in confidence, they can be reached by calling 116 123.
If the help you need is urgent, but it’s not life-threatening, then you can contact NHS 24 (Scotland) or NHS 111 (England) by calling 111.
You can call your GP clinic and request an emergency appointment – they should offer you the first available appointment with a doctor.
If there’s an acute life-threatening mental health emergency, call 999 or visit A&E
As well as the methods listed above, you can call ChildLine for a confidential counselling service for any child and they will aim to provide advice and comfort.
ChildLine can be reached at any time on 0800 1111 for free, or you can engage in an online chat.