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I’m in Crisis, What do I do?

If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal, having thoughts of self-harm or worried about your safety, it might help to:

1. Talk to someone over the telephone. Sane Charity provide crisis support between 6pm and 11pm, 365 days a year on 0845 767 8000.

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 call NHS 111 for 24 hour health advice and information on 111. Calls are free from landline and mobile phones.

If you can’t talk, IMAlive offer an online crisis intervention service.

2. Contact your Community Mental Health Team or Crisis Team. If you do not receive support from local mental health services, contact your GP.

3. 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.

4. If don’t feel safe and are worried about an immediate risk of harm, then please either call 999 and ask for the police or ambulance service.

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