Feeling in crisis?
If you are feeling in need of emergency support, and/ or feel you cannot wait for your regular appointment, there is help out there.
If ever you are feeling hopeless, suicidal, or simply in need of speaking with someone, there are numerous free and anonymous hotlines with trained support staff available:
The mental health charitable organisation MIND suggests the following telephone and online services might be useful:
MIND are a useful source of information if you are struggling with mental health issues.
Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen to anything that is upsetting you, including intrusive thoughts and difficult thoughts of suicide and self-harm. Their national freephone number is 116 123, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a man experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.
If you are a student, you can look at the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, Switchboard is available from 10am–10pm, 365 days a year, to listen to any problems you’re having. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+. Their national number is 0300 330 0630, or you can email email@example.com.