I need urgent help

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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis right now and you are in the UK you have several options:

Call The Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone, for free, anytime:

This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call. They are at the end of the phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call NHS 111:

You can call NHS 111 if you or someone you know requires urgent care, but it is not life-threatening.

Visit A&E or call 999

Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences an acute life-threatening medical or mental health emergency. You can go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.

Book an emergency GP appointment

You can contact your GP practice and ask for an emergency appointment. Your practice should be able to offer you an appointment in a crisis with the first available doctor.

If you’ve already been given a Crisis Line number from a health professional, call it.

If you are under the care of a mental health team and have a specific care plan that states who to contact when you need urgent care, follow this plan.

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