In an emergency – if you feel someone is at risk of harm to themselves or others call 111 and ask for Police.
For urgent mental health support/advice contact Crisis Assessment and Home Treatment service by phoning 0800 50 50 50. This is available for individuals of all ages and situations – 24 hours/7 days a week (answered by Mental Healthline 5pm to 8am).
For non-urgent support/advice contact your General Practitioner (GP) first.
Your GP can send a referral to the mental health service.
If someone has attempted suicide or you're worried about their immediate safety, do the following:
If you need to talk to someone, contact
|Service||Contact number||When the service is available||Service primarily for|
|The Crisis and Home Treatment Team||0800 50 50 50||24/7||All ages, and any situations|
|Lifeline(external link)||0800 543 354||24/7||Trained counsellors for all ages|
|Suicide Crisis Helpline||0508 828 865||24/7||All ages|
|Kidsline(external link)||0800 543 754||24/7||Children – and if you call between 4pm and 9pm you will talk to Kidsline Buddy. Buddies are specially-trained year 12 or 13 students.|
0800 376 633
|24/7||Call anytime or text (text between 8am and midnight) about any issues concerning young people|
|What’sUp||0800 942 8787||24/7||Counselling helpline for children and young people|
0800 688 5463
9am to 9pm Mon to Fri
|Provide confidential support to gay(external link) lesbian bi and transsexual anyone unsure about sexual identity. The information is given in a safe and friendly atmosphere to any age.|
|Samaritans||0800 726 666||24/7||Samaritans offer non-judgemental, confidential support to anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress.|