If you need help right now

If you, or someone you know, can’t cope, then it’s important to ask for support. It’s especially important if you are having thoughts of suicide, or of harming yourself.


If you are 18 or over, can’t cope, or are feeling suicidal then you can:

  • contact your doctor and ask for an emergency appointment
  • 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 drop down heading below)

The Assessment Team, rather than A&E, is recommended for adults in crisis, unless they also need urgent medical attention for their physical health.

  • If you need immediate medical help, or someone’s life is in danger, go to A&E or call 999.

Warrington Assessment Team Local Service 87X20

If you are under 18, can’t cope, or are feeling suicidal then you can:

  • contact your doctor and ask for an emergency appointment
  • if your doctor's surgery is closed ring NHS 111
  • contact your Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Worker or Social Worker (if you have one)
  • call CAMHS on 01925 579 904. This number is staffed from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday-Friday.
  • If it's an emergency, you can call the CAMHS Response Team on 01744 627 618 any day, between 9.00am and 9.00pm. 

If nobody is available straight away on the CAMHS numbers above, please leave a message. A member of the team will call you back as soon as they can.

Go to A&E or call 999 if:

  • you have a mental health emergency after 9.00pm and need immediate help
  • you need immediate medical help
  • someone’s life is in danger

If you’re not in crisis but you'd like to speak to someone about your mental health, you can talk with a CAMHS worker, at a Mind Works drop-inDetails of the Mind Works drop-ins, including times and venues, are on the website of North West Boroughs Healthcare.

If you’re finding it hard to cope you could also contact one of the organisations below and download the Stay Alive App.

These charities support people who are struggling to cope, or feeling suicidal. More details are below:

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Childline

PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide

Samaritans

Staying safe if you're not sure life's worth living
If 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.

You could also download the Stay Alive app, a free app you can use to help you cope and stay safe. For more details click the drop down heading below.

Stay Alive App Localresource