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..
Unfortunately, not everyone gets the care, support and respect they need during a crisis. Excellent crisis services do exist, but some services aren't available in all areas or don't provide a good enough standard of care.
"I once saw a crisis team within a few hours of seeing my GP. They said they couldn't understand what the problem was and therefore couldn't help me, which left me feeling very unsupported."
It can be really hard if you don't get the crisis care you need, but it's important to remember that you deserve help and support. Here are some options for you to think about:
This information was published in October 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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