- If your life is at risk - for example you have seriously injured yourself, taken an overdose or thinking about suicide
- You do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone's time. If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.
You can call for:
- 24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
- help to speak to a mental health professional
- an assessment to help decide on the best course of care
You may need urgent help for many reasons.
The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.
If you need someone to talk to please see below for 24 hour helplines that are always there when you need them:
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Text 'SHOUT' to 85258
Provides a 24/7 free, confidential phone service for people affected by crime or a traumatic event
Call Free: 08 08 16 89 111
Refuge - Domestic Abuse Helpline
The Silver Line - helpline for older people
The Silver Line Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service just for older people.
We provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call Free: 0800 4 70 80 90
GamCare - Gambling Support Starts Here
Chat with an Adviser one to one for confidential advice, information and emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call Free: 0800 8020 133
Live Chat, Whatsapp Chat or Messenger Chat avaliable via website below
Combat Stress - Helpline For Veterans' Mental Health
Our 24-hour Helpline remains available to all veterans and their families for confidential mental health advice and support. Our online self-help is also available for guidance and support.
Call Free: 0800 138 1619
Online Self Help: Combat Stress Self Help
The Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries offers support, information and guidance to anyone 18 years or older in or nearing a mental health crisis.
Each Crisis Sanctuary will have 3 trained Crisis Intervention Workers who will provide recovery-focused crisis support in a trusted and consistent space for people who require out of hours mental health support. If required, onward community referrals will be made. If you would prefer not to attend the Crisis Sanctuaries, support can be provided via telephone or through video calling platforms. The Crisis Sanctuaries are for anyone near, or at crisis who need a safe space to talk
The Crisis Sanctuaries are delivered through a partnership of Framework, Turning Point and Mind, to collectively support the communities of Nottinghamshire. Further details on the partnership model are available via the Crisis Sanctuaries
Chilwell | Mon - Sun, 6 - 11pm, Nottinghamshire Mind, 318 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5EG
Nottingham | Mon - Sun, 6 - 11pm, The Wellbeing Hub, 73 Hounds Gate, NG1 6BB
TEL: 0330 822 4100 | Lines are open: 4 PM to 11 PM Monday to Sunday