If you find yourself in need of emergency crisis support, help is available.
For many people reaching out to friends or loved ones in an option and will help to see them through until they are able to meet with a professional.
If this is not an option for you then please consider the following steps:
Call 999 and speak to the emergency services if you feel at immediate risk or you are concerned about an immediate risk to anyone else
During clinical hours, contact your registered GP they can often offer medication relief or emergency psychological assessment with Crisis experts to understand what can be offered to support you.
Out of clinical hours, GPs will usually have an out of hours telephone number on their answerphone or you can dial 111 to be connected to an out of hours doctor if your GP surgery is not open.
Phone The Samaritans free on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who offer an impartial listening service and are there for anyone who wants to talk.
If for any reason you do not have access to a phone, your local emergency care hospital department will usually have direct links to the local NHS Crisis teams.