In crisis? Feeling desperate?

If you are in crisis, there are many places you can turn to for help and a variety of services and support available to help you.

What is a crisis?

A crisis is any situation in which you feel you need urgent help. For example, you might feel in crisis if you are:

feeling desperate and unable to cope with your feelings or situation
experiencing increasingly disordered thoughts and actions
having suicidal thoughts
having thoughts about hurting someone else
having thoughts about hurting yourself or have already seriously hurt yourself

Find out more information about services and support available in your area below, or contact us today to talk through your options.

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Feeling increasingly desperate and unable to cope?

Experiencing disordered thoughts and actions?

Having suicidal thoughts?

Having thoughts about hurting someone else?

Having thoughts about hurting yourself? Already seriously hurt yourself?

Do you have a care plan or key workers?

Find your care plan now. Contact the people identified as being your support in times of crisis. Read the section on what helps you when you are in crisis. If you already have a key worker, support worker, Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) or Social Worker you should contact them. They will already know you and will be best placed to start helping you. If you don't know their contact details, contact us and we'll help you find the right number.

Talking can help

Remember, talking can really help – choose someone you can share your feelings with, someone you trust. This might be a good friend, a relative or a work mate. Try and choose someone that you feel could help you and will offer you time and understanding.

If you’re finding it hard to find the words, you might want to speak to someone who is trained to listen. The organisations listed below can help. You don't have to be suicidal. You can talk to them about whatever's getting to you, in your own way, and off the record.


Available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to talk about whatever is getting to you.

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Specialist helpline service for children, teenagers and young people up to 35 who are worried about how they feel

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The CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) helpline provides support, information and signposting for men anywhere in the UK 

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