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

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