Get help in an emergency
If you have seriously harmed yourself dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
If you’re thinking about harming yourself or killing yourself you need to:
- phone 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
- talk to your GP
- phone your mental health worker if you have one
- check your crisis plan if you have one
- phone Samaritans free on 116 123.
If you are frightened by the thought that you might harm yourself:
- talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling
- talk to your GP – they can refer you to local services that will help you
- phone Samaritans free on 116 123
- phone Mind infoline free on 0300 123 3393
- if you’re under 35 phone HOPELine on 0800 068 41 41.
Remember, day or night there is ALWAYS someone for you to talk to.
There’s a lot of good information available if you are worried about harming yourself or if you feel suicidal.
- What suicidal feelings are, possible causes and ways to cope – MIND guide.
- I want to kill myself; how talking can help – information from The Samaritans
- Self-harm; what it is and where to get help – NHS guide
- Self-harm; dealing with the urge to self-harm – information from The Site