Mental health support

Services are available to help if you are struggling with your mental health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. You can access a range of local and national help and support if you're struggling with your mental health.

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment

Call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department if: 

  • someone's life is at risk – for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
  • you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe  

If you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency:  

  • dial 111 for mental health support 24/7
  • contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment.

The NHS website has an NHS urgent mental health helpline for:

  • 24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Mental health teams