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Get urgent help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis

Mental health crisis means different things to different people. 

  • You may be distressed and want to harm yourself, or someone else
  • You may be hearing unpleasant voices, feel that people are watching you or that you are in immediate danger

It could help to tell someone you trust, such as a family member or a friend who can then help you decide what to do. They can also contact services on your behalf.

If you are supported by one of NSFT’s services:

Check your care plan, and:

During office hours contact your care coordinator or the duty number for the team that is supporting you. If you don't have their details, visit NSFT’s service finder.

Or call the urgent mental health helpline on 111 and select option 2.

If you need urgent help and you are not supported by NSFT’s services:

Call 111 and select option 2 to speak to the 24-hour urgent mental health helpline

Please avoid visiting hospital A&E (Accident and Emergency) departments unless you have a life-threatening emergency. The number above can connect you to crisis services.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives. 

If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police. 


Mental Health Education Resources and Videos

Free 10-min CBT e-learning 

Dr Lee David, who presented her excellent 10-minute CBT session in September 2019, has developed a FREE e-learning resource covering Emotional Wellbeing during Covid-19.

The first section of the module reviews the most common emotional reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic experienced by health professionals and the general public, and delivers some quick tips and brief strategies for coping effectively during and after the crisis situation. The second section is now available - again, completely free of charge - and includes a series of steps for emotional wellbeing and resilience known as 'FACE-COVID', which are based on CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy.  The two-hour module is divided into ten-minute videos and brief mindfulness practices so you can dip in and out to suit your schedule.

To return to the coronavirus home page, follow the link in the left-hand menu.

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