‘Crisis’ can describe many different situations. With mental health, it means a time when you need urgent help, and you feel at breaking point. You might be extremely anxious, self-harming or thinking of suicide. You may have felt this way before and know where to get help, or it could be the first time you’ve felt this way.
Crisis care can take many different forms – calling a helpline, going to A&E, or making an emergency doctor’s appointment. Different things might work for you at different times.
The important thing to know is help is available. You won’t be wasting anyone’s time if you ask for support.
There are different types of crisis support available depending on what you need. You could:
We’re here for you, whatever your age and whatever you're going through. Call us free any time day or night, on 116 123 or download our self-help app.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service for any age. You can text us from wherever you are in the UK.
If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night.
The advice and support line is available 24 hours a day for anyone in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire area who requires information, advice and support with their mental health. You can also contact this line if you are worried about family or friends who may be struggling with their mental health. Call 0800 138 0990.