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Help in a crisis

If it's an emergency or you don't think you can keep yourself safe, please call 999 or go to A&E.

If you need urgent help but you don't want or need to go to A&E, here are some options:

  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free, open 24/7)
  • If you or someone you know needs urgent care but it's not life-threatening, call 111. If you're in Wales call 0845 46 47.
  • Visit the NHS website and find crisis support services near you. Find services in Scotland here.
  • If you already have a Crisis Line number, give them a call
  • Contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment
  • Click here to see the helpline numbers for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.


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