Ambulance - seeking help for a mental health problem

A guide for ambulance service staff and volunteers on how to seek professional help for a mental health problem.

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Useful contacts

Mind Blue Light Infoline

0300 303 5999 (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)
text: 84999
[email protected]

The Blue Light Infoline offers confidential, independent and practical support, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing. The Infoline is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families, to help keep you or those you care about well for work.

Mind Blue Light App

The free Blue Light North East Network App has a mood tracker plus information and advice on how to stay mentally well and look after your wellbeing.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

01455 883 300

BACP is the membership body for counsellors and therapists. It provides information on different types of therapy and you can search for a therapist by area.

General Medical Council

Provides information about standards for doctors, and runs the UK medical register which doctors must be registered on to practise medicine.

NHS 111

Call: 111

Advice in England when you need medical help fast but it's not an emergency.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Professional body which regulates and registers all nurses and midwives.

Offers information about health care. Has a directory of health professionals, including information about private health care and professional qualifications.


Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour helpline (free-to-call): 116 123
[email protected]

24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

The Ambulance Services Charity (TASC)

0800 103 2999 (support line)

Provides support to current and retired ambulance services personnel, their families and dependents.


Provides consumer information on choosing private medical insurance.

This information was published in September 2015. We will revise it in 2018.

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