A guide explaining what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help and when to access them. Also provides guidance on how you can plan for a crisis.
Many national and local organisations run helplines that you can call in a crisis. Talking to a trained listener could give you some support and help you make sense of what's happening for you.
"Once a girl actually answered the phone and kept me talking through my thoughts and suicidal feelings for almost three hours! To her I shall be eternally grateful!"
"I saw the number of a charity crisis line (similar to Samaritans), phoned and someone listened and had time, which actually helped me."
This information was published in October 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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