If you need help right now

What is a mental health crisis?

A mental health crisis can often mean you no longer feel able to cope, or to control your situation. It often involves a sudden or continued worsening of your symptoms. You may:

  • feel great emotional distress or anxiety
  • feel you can't cope with day-to-day life
  • think about suicide or self-harm
  • experience hallucinations or hear voices

Getting support

Below are details of services that can help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. The option you choose will depend on how severe your symptoms are, also whether you need help immediately, or you can wait a short time before you get help.

Urgent help

Mental health Crisis Line

Text support

Accident and Emergency and 999
You should call 999 or go to A&E if it’s a life-threatening emergency and you need immediate help for your mental or physical health.

If you need support for your mental health, but it’s not urgent

Options for non-urgent support

If you need help, you can also contact the services below for support:

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)


PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide


The Stay Alive app is 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