Need Help Now

If you believe that you are with someone who is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk please call or text 999. Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999.

For urgent calls, for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis contact the Rise Crisis team:

between 8am-8pm call 02476 641799 or call 0300 200 0011 outside of these hours.

This is service is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, with an advice-only service outside the core hours of 8am-8pm.

Further Organisations offering support 

  • Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call them for free on 116123.

  • PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They operate HOPEline and offer people to access in crisis but also can be phoned by professionals who would like to ask for guidance.

  • Childline0800 1111

  • If you are over 16 call the Mental Health Matters helpline: 0800 616171 (landline) or 0300 330 5487 (mobile). Live chat is also available here.