Getting help in an emergency

If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help.

  • go to any hospital A & E (sometimes known as the emergency department)
  • call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you can't get to A&E
  • ask someone else to contact 999 for you or take you to A&E immediately

If you need some support right now, but don't want to go to A&E, here are some other options for you to try:

  • contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123, they're open 24 hours and are there to listen
  • contact your GP for an emergency appointment or the out of hours team
  • call NHS 111 (England)
  • contact your local crisis team
  • Follow this link to Mind and get some practical tools to do right now

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR LESS URGENT HELP: 

Ramsdens Solicitors Leeds

For friendly, legal advice speak to Natalie Marrison who leads the abuse and injury team on 0113 887 6608 quote reference: Panacea

Elefriends elefriends.org.uk A safe, supportive online community where you can listen, be heard and share your experiences with others.

Harmless harmless.org.ukUser-led organisation for people who self-harm, and their friends and families.

The Mix 0808 808 4994 (helpline)
themix.org.uk
Helpline and online support for people aged 16–25.

National Self Harm Network (NSHN)

nshn.co.uk
Survivor-led closely monitored forum for people who self-harm, and their friends and families.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) 0300 323 0140
nice.org.ukProvides guidance on health and social care.

Samaritans 116 123 (freephone 24-hour helpline)
samaritans.org

Sane 0300 304 7000
sane.org.uk

Support and information about mental health problems, including online support.

Self-injury Support

(formerly BCSW – Bristol Crisis Service for Women)

0808 800 8088 (helpline Mon–Fri 7–10pm)
0780 047 2908 (text support)
selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Information and support for people who self-harm, including a self-harm diary and local support groups for men and women.

YoungMinds 0808 802 5544 (parent helpline)
youngminds.org.uk

Information for parents and young people about mental health and wellbeing.