If you are having suicidal thoughts or extreme mental health difficulties and need to talk to someone now, call our mental health support team on 0300 365 1234 8am-10pm Monday-Friday (calls charged at local rate).
Outside of these hours, call freephone 0800 129 9999
If you’ve injured yourself, taken an overdose or are worried about your immediate safety, please dial 999 or go to the nearest emergency department.
If you have urgent concerns about a mental health problem, call 111 or use the NHS 111 online service
If you are currently receiving help from CAMHS and things have become very difficult for you, and you need some extra help, you can telephone the CAMHS duty worker during the day Mon-Fri (9am-5pm). They will be able to talk to you and if it’s helpful, organise some extra support for you, but this may take a little time to arrange. The number for your duty worker will have been given to you following agreement of your initial treatment plan but if you can’t find it, call us on 0300 365 1234 (calls charged at local rate).
Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
If you’re concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to your Local Authority Safeguarding Team: