If you need help right now If you, or someone you know, can’t cope it’s important to ask for support. It’s especially important if you feel desperate, or are having thoughts of suicide. If you are 18 or over, can’t cope, or are feeling suicidal then you can: talk to your doctor if your doctor's surgery is closed ring NHS 111 contact your Care Coordinator (if you have one) ring the Warrington Assessment Team on 01925 666647 (see below) if there's immediate risk of you taking your own life ring 999 Warrington Assessment Team The Assessment Team is for adults (aged 18 and over) with moderate to severe symptoms of mental health problems. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your GP can refer you to the Assessment Team, or you can contact the Team yourself without first seeing your GP. Assessment Team staff will screen you, over the phone, to identify your needs. Then they’ll provide advice, or signpost or refer you to the most appropriate service. Support workers and anyone concerned about an adult’s mental health can also ring the team for advice about the most appropriate service to refer someone in to. (The Assessment Team, rather than A&E, is recommended for adults in crisis, unless they also need medical attention for their physical health) These are the services you're advised to contact if you are 18 or over, have symptoms of mental health problems and can't cope. If you’re 18 or over and have symptoms of mental health problems, it's best not to attend the A&E department of Warrington Hospital, unless you also need medical attention for your physical health. If you are under 18, can’t cope, or are feeling suicidal then you can: talk to your doctor if your doctor's surgery is closed ring NHS 111 contact your CAMHS Worker or Social Worker (if you have one) ring the CAMHS Assessment and Response Team (CART) on 01925 579405 (see below) go to the A&E department of the nearest hospital if there's immediate risk of you taking your own life ring 999 CAMHS Assessment and Response Team (CART) If you are under 18, can’t cope, are feeling desperate, or are having thoughts of suicide you can call CART for advice on 01925 579405. CART is open 9.00am to 9.00pm, seven days a week. CART is a single point of access service for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Warrington. The Team supports children and young people in Warrington up to the age of 18. Referrals to CART need to be made in writing, by professionals, however professionals and concerned family members, who are unsure whether a referral into the service would be appropriate, can ring the team for advice. Children and young people can also ring CART for advice themselves. If you’re finding it hard to cope you can also contact CALM, PAPYRUS or Samaritans. These three charities support people who are struggling to cope, or feeling suicidal. More details are below: CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) CALM is for men who are down, or finding it hard to cope, (though CALM will listen to anyone who needs help or support). CALM’s free confidential helpline and webchat are open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Helpline: 0800 58 58 58Visit CALM’s website PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide PAPYRUS’ HOPELineUK is for young people who are having thoughts of suicide and anyone who is worried about a young person who may be at risk of suicide. When you ring you don’t have to give your name, or any personal details. All calls are confidential, but if an advisor is concerned about a young person’s safety then PAPYRUS may contact emergency services to ensure the young person doesn’t come to harm. HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41Text 07786 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit PAPYRUS' website Samaritans Samaritans offers confidential emotional support, at any time of the day or night, to anyone, whatever is troubling them. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch with Samaritans. You can call, email, write, or visit Samaritans face-to-face. 116 123 this number is free to email@example.comVisit Samaritans' website Staying safe if you're not sure life's worth livingIf you don't feel able to contact a support service, or to talk about how you're feeling, then you could visit the Connecting with People, Staying Safe website, which gives advice about how you can keep yourself safe until you feel ready to ask for help.