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 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. 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-in. Details 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) CALM is for men who are down, or in crisis. CALM offers free confidential support to men, through a helpline and webchat. Support is available from 5pm to midnight every day. Helpline: 0800 58 58 58Visit CALM’s website Childline Childline’s free helpline offers confidential telephone counselling and advice to children and young people, who are under 19 years old. Support is also available through email, online chat with a Childline counsellor, and the website’s message boards. Ring: 0800 1111 Visit Childline's website PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide PAPYRUS’ HOPELineUK is for young people (aged under 35) 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 a safe place for you to talk, at any time, day or night, about whatever is getting to you. 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 Shout This UK charity provides free, confidential text support to people in crisis. Shout's trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day, every day. If you need support text the word ‘Shout’ to 85258. A Shout volunteer will listen to your concerns and work with you to create a plan of action to help you manage your crisis, feel calmer and stay safe. The types of issues people contact Shout about include assault, abuse, bullying, relationship challenges, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Visit Shout's website Text the word "Shout" to 85258 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. 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 This free suicide prevention app includes details of crisis support in Warrington, as well as national support services. The Stay Alive app is for anyone who feels suicidal. It's also for people who are concerned about someone else’s suicidal thoughts. The app includes: a safety plan reasons for living (you can add your own personal reasons) a life box where you can store photos and memories that are important to you strategies for staying safe tips on how to stay grounded, when you're feeling overwhelmed a wellness plan details of local and national support services You can download the Stay Alive app free from the App Store or Google Play. More details about the app can be found on the Grassroots Suicide Prevention website.