Mental health emergency - if you're in crisis or despair

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you’re in crisis or despair, it's important to get help quickly. You’re not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is sometimes the first step to recovery.

 

Your care plan

If you have a care plan, there are names and numbers to contact in an emergency. If you were or are being treated for a mental illness, you should have a care plan.

 

Where to go for help

If you don't have a care plan, or can't find it, you could:

  • call the NHS 111 (England) or NHS Direct (Wales)

  • make an emergency appointment with your doctor, or call your doctor's surgery out-of-hours service if the emergency is at night or the weekend

  • call your mental health worker if you have one

  • go to the accident and emergency department at your local hospital

 

Mental health crisis team

All trust areas have a mental health crisis team with psychiatric nurses, social workers and support workers. They:

  • carry out mental health assessments

  • provide support and short-term help until another team is available or the help is no longer needed

You can ask your GP or the GP out of hours service about the mental health crisis team for your area. 

 

The Samaritans

  • The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • They are highly skilled and work to the highest levels of confidentiality.

  • They will talk about anything that you are finding distressing  You don’t have to be suicidal.

 

The Samaritans offer a 24-hour telephone helpline, as well as an e-mail and txt service:

 

You can also contact them at their local branch, using this link: http://www.samaritans.org/branches

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Directions:

- Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12.

- Rickmansworth,

  Hertfordshire,

  WD3 1BA.

Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services can work with you to support a number of different conditions such as Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder), Anger, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Loss, Shame and Relationship Issues. 

We offer Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Life and Executive Coaching.

We can either work Face to Face out of our practices in Wantage in Oxfordshire or from Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. Alternatively, we cover the entire UK using skype from what we call the Hope Network.

Some areas covered include Wantage, East Challow, West Challow, Childrey, Sparsholt, Kingston Lyle, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis, Grove, East Lockinge, Ardington, Ardington Wick, Denchworth, Goosey, Baulking, Uffington, Longcot, Fernham, Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Shellingford, Hatford, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, Buckland, Pusey, Charney Bassett, Kingston Bagpuise, Fyfield, Frilford, Marcham, Garford, Shippon, Abingdon, Appleton, Culham, Drayton, Steventon, East Hanney, Milton, Fawley, Swindon, Oxford, Witney, Rickmansworth, Moneyhill, Batchworth, Croxley Heath, Croxley Green, Woodshots Meadow, Holywell, Batchworth Heath, Chandlers Cross, Mill End, Watford, Maple Cross, West Hyde, Maple Cross, Heronsgate, Northwood, Moor Park, Chorleywood,

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