If you are having thoughts about suicide or have seriously harmed yourself, and your life could be at risk without immediate help:

Call 999 or go to A&E and ask to speak to the mental health liaison team

If you need urgent help, but your life is not imminently at risk, you should:

– Call your local NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

From the 1st of November you will be able to contact the Ambulance Staff Crises Line, provided by TASC, directly on 0300 373 0898 for further support and help.  The pathway has three main elements:

  • A 24/7 Ambulance Staff Crisis Line targeted at ambulance staff exhibiting a high degree of suicidality
  • The offer of 5 further collaborative sessions designed to get the person to a “safe place” alongside a long-term safety plan and recommendations for further support If required
  • Further support accessed via TASC or statutory services


If you cannot contact an NHS Urgent Mental Health Support Line:

– Call your GP surgery & request an emergency appointment

– Access 111 Online Get medical help – NHS 111  or call 111

– Follow the advice online at Where to get urgent help for mental health – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

The following services provide confidential listening and emotional support.

They are free to contact, staffed by trained volunteers and you can talk to them about anything that is bothering you:

  • Call Samaritans free on 116 123 available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Text the word FRONTLINE to 85258 for text-based support 24/7

Call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline 0800 689 5652 available from 6pm to 3.30am everyday