Support in a Crisis over Christmas Period
We know that Christmas can be a stressful time for people. If your mental or emotional state quickly deteriorates, this can be called a ‘mental health crisis’. In this situation, it may be important to get help quickly.
If you feel that your needs constitute an emergency, and you are unable to access help elsewhere, then please go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. A mental health practitioner will be able to assess you and give you appropriate help.
If you are concerned about an immediate risk to your physical health, or you are at significant risk due to an overdose or injury, it may be necessary to call 999 for an ambulance.
Alternatively, there are other places you can go to for advice:
- The Samaritans – 0845 790 9090
- Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 200 0247
- SANE - 0300 304 7000
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably: Males only) – 0800 585 858
- PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)– 0800 0684141
As the festive period is a busy time for health services, please find below the appropriate contact details and advice, depending on where you live.