What to do if you are suffering a mental health crisis?

If you are in immediate danger call 999

It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.

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Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

Where to get urgent help for mental health

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If you are already receiving treatment and support for your mental health from a community mental health team, the first point of contact should be with the team and your care coordinator / named worker. If you have previously had similar symptoms then you might find it useful to think about what helped you cope before. Your care plan and / or a crisis and safety plan will identify what you (and others) can do to help along with details of who to contact in an emergency and outside of the teams operational hours. It’s best to seek help from professionals that know you well as they can help support you better.

Ways to help yourself cope in a crisis

What can I do to help myself cope?

The number highlighted in the above video may not be appropriate for you, find your local crisis team number HERE

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Creating a ‘Safety Plan’

Safety Planning

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