999 or A&E
Am I having a mental health crisis?
Should I go to A&E?
What are my other options?
– connect you to a nurse or GP
– organise a face-to-face appointment if you need one
– give you an arrival time if you need to go to A&E, meaning you could reduce your time in A&E
– give self-care advice
Helplines are run by trained people who are there to listen. They can help you make sense of what you’re going through and talk through feelings and experiences without judgement.
Starting a conversation about your mental health may feel daunting or uncomfortable.
Although having an honest conversation with a trusted friend or family member is often the first step in seeking support or getting the help you need.