In a mental health crisis, your mind is at melting point. You can’t carry on anymore. There may be an immediate risk of self harm or suicide. You may experience extreme anxiety, have a panic attack or even a psychotic episode. It can happen to anyone.
Only 14 per cent of people in crisis got all the help and support they needed. That’s not acceptable: an emergency is an emergency. Excellent crisis care exists. It can save lives. And that’s why we need it available for everyone.
In March 2012 a group of crisis care champions, who have all experienced crisis care services, met with MPs to explain what happened to them and give their views on what needs to change. We continue to work with MPs on this important issue, discussing it at both a local and national level.