This guide explains what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help and when to access them. It also explains how you can plan for a crisis. If you're feeling in crisis right now, see our emergency advice.
If you're managing a mental health crisis at home and you'd find it helpful to get more support or have opportunities to meet other people in similar situations.
Day services can include:
Day services might provide support, help you learn self-management techniques that could help in the future or simply give you a change of scene. They can include:
Staff will usually have a good knowledge of local services, and close links with the local community mental health team (CMHT).
"I once had to have the NHS community mental health team come out to assess me. Their service was good, but the next team I saw were better, and so was the day centre."
You can find day services near you through:
This information was published in October 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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