Crisis Lines

A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation.

Access help

Emergency help is there!

  • If you already have been given a Crisis Line number by your health professional, call it now.
  • If you have a specific care plan telling you who to contact, follow it now.

A mental health crisis can range from distress, anxiety, suicide, self-harm or hallucinations and hearing voices and can also be caused by a range of circumstances.

Crisis numbers


Call: 116 123

24-hour emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the UK & Ireland.

NHS Direct

Call: 111

NHS (England)

Call: 116 123

NHS Direct (Wales)

Call: 0845 46 47

NHS Direct is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can: call 18001 111 on a textphone.

Your GP

Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment. If you feel worried you can’t keep yourself safe right now go to any Accident & Emergency (A&E) department or ask someone to call 999 and ask for an ambulance to take you there.


Call: 0800 585 858

Calm Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.

HopeLine UK

Call: 0800 068 4141

Get practical advice on suicide prevention

LifeLine (Northern Ireland)

Call: 0808 808 8000

24 hour, 7 days a week help for anyone in N.Ireland who is in distress or despair.

Premiere Lifeline

Call: 0300 111 0101

Provides a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective

Breathing Space

Call: 0800 83 85 87

Provides emotional support and assistance to people in Scotland who are depressed, in crisis or at risk of suicide. Available 6 pm to 2 am.