IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU, OR ANYONE ELSE, ARE IN AN IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM, PLEASE CALL 999 AND ASK FOR THE POLICE OR AMBULANCE.
Firstly, take a deep breath. It’s okay not to be okay, and you’re doing amazingly looking for help. This is the first step to solving the issue.
If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal, having thoughts of self-harm or worried about your safety, it might help to:
- Talk to someone.
- SANE (the mental health charity) provide SANELine between 6pm and 11pm every evening, on 0300 304 7000
- The Samaritans provide 24-hour confidential emotional support. It is also free to call them and their number won’t appear on your telephone bill 116 123. You can also email them, for non-urgent conversations – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Papyrus work with anyone under 35, and they’re open 10am – 10pm Monday – Friday, 2pm – 10pm weekends, and 2pm – 5pm Bank Holidays, via their HOPELine – 0800 068 41 41.
You can email them too, email@example.com, or text them, 07786 209697
- You can also call NHS 111 for 24-hour health advice and information on 111. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
- If you can’t talk, IMAlive offer an online crisis intervention service.
- Contact your Community Mental Health Team or Crisis Team. If you do not receive support from local mental health services, contact your GP, or the out of hours service via 111.
- Ask to be seen by the duty psychiatrist at your local A&E who will then be able to assess you and provide you with the appropriate help.
- If you don’t feel safe and are worried about an immediate risk of harm, please call 999 and ask for the police or ambulance service.
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Most of all: Always remember that people care about you. People need you around. You are loved. You are needed. NO-ONE is better off without you.