I need urgent help

How to access support options for yourself or someone else if there’s a risk to life.

If there is an immediate risk to life

such as a suspected drug overdose, life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, or someone has tried to or is about to end their life - call 999 for urgent help.  

If you can travel, you can also get urgent support by visiting an emergency department (hospital A&E).


Having a difficult time?

If you’re finding things challenging and need to talk to someone about your mental health, you can also contact:

Visit Samaritans or call 116 123 (UK-wide)

Text SHOUT to 85258 (UK-wide)

Visit C.A.L.L. or phone 0800 132 737 (Wales only)

Other support services

If there’s no immediate danger to life, you can access urgent health support from the following services:

  • NHS 111 (select option two for a mental health crisis)
  • Your GP surgery