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Emergency Mental Health Support

Is Your Life Is At Risk? Contact 999

  • 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.

Call: 999

Find a local NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline

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.

Click Here To Find Your Urgent Mental Health Helpline

Need Someone To Talk To? (24 Hour Helplines)

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.

Call Free: 116 123
Email: (Response Time 24hrs)
Online App: Visit Self-help App Website Now

Visit the Samaritans website

Shout 85258

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

Visit the Shout website

Victim Support

Provides a 24/7 free, confidential phone service for people affected by crime or a traumatic event

Call Free: 08 08 16 89 111

Visit the Victim Support website

Refuge - Domestic Abuse Helpline

Free 24/7 national Helpline running. It could be the difference between life and death for women, children & men experiencing domestic abuse.

Call Free: 0808 2000 247

Visit the Refuge website

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

Visit The Silverline website

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

Visit GamCare website

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

Visit Combat Stress website

Visit a Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuary (6 - 11pm Daily)

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

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