Mental health crisis support

A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation.

You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, cannot cope with day-to-day life or work, think about suicide or self-harm, or experience hallucinations and hearing voices.

Local support services

National support services

  • Samaritans are a national organisation offering support to anyone going through a period of emotional distress. Whatever you're going through, you can call them for free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.
  • Shout is the UK’s first free direct messaging service for anyone in crisis. To get help from a crisis volunteer, please text CIN to 85258. Shout can help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying and relationship challenges.
  • Papyrus is a website for the prevention of young suicide through help and advice.
  • Self-Harm is full of information about who self-harms, why people might self-harm and what you can do to help or support. It is includes myths and information to help you stay safe during recovery.