If you decide that you do need to ask for help, this is where you can find some options on where to go, as well as suggestions on how to search for services that might be more specific to you.
Here is a list of crisis services you might be able to use, broken down into the type of situation they are useful for.
Situation when this service can help
|Accident and Emergency (A&E)
|You need immediate medical help – especially if you think you might act on suicidal thoughts, or you've harmed yourself and need urgent medical attention.|
|Emergency GP appointments
|You need urgent support for your mental health, but there’s no immediate danger to your safety or the safety of others.|
|Listening services (telephone
|You need to talk to someone right away about how you're feeling.|
|Crisis teams (Crisis resolution and home treatment team)||When you need urgent support, and you are already in contact with your local mental health services.|
|Crisis houses||When you need more intensive support than can be offered to you at home, but it’s not appropriate for you to be admitted to hospital.|
Sometimes just knowing that there is support out there, can help you to feel better.
You might feel you've exhausted all the resources in your area, but services are changing all the time, and it might be worth looking again or in a different place than usual.
Although we try to keep our site up to date with support and services, others are available. If you can't find anything for you on our site, try googling the following terms:
The Mind Infoline can help you to find out what services are available in your area.
You can call them on 0300 123 3393 email [email protected] or text 86463. They are open 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday.
Founded 40 years ago through voluntary groups for people affected by mental illness, Rethink Mental Illness have over 100 groups in England.
Call them on 0300 5000 927 or contact them here.
> You can also see the types of services and groups they run near you on their website.
Our A-Z of treatments includes up to date and evidence based information on medication, therapies and types of support which might help you.
Each page includes useful contacts on finding out more and how to access them.