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Is your life or someone else’s at risk right now?
If you or someone else you know is in immediate risk of harm you can do the following...

  • Call your emergency services for an ambulance 

  • Go straight to A&E, if you can

  • Call your local crisis team - if you don't already have their number, you can find an urgent mental health helpline on the NHS website if you are in the UK.

If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.

Guides to support and services

Navigating mental health services can be hard, especially when you're unwell. Find information about the different types of support available for mental health problems - including crisis services, talking therapies, advocacy and more.

Abuse support

Gives information that may help if you have experienced abuse.

Addiction and dependency support


Find support options for drug and alcohol addiction, as well as links to addiction support for gambling and sex.



Explains what advocacy is and how it can help you. Gives information on different types of advocacy, including statutory advocates, what sort of situations an advocate can help you with, and how to find an advocate.



Provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.


Crisis services


A guide explaining what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help and when to access them. Also provides guidance on how you can plan for a crisis.




Explains how your mental health and your housing situation might affect each other. Provides tips on how to cope and where you can get more support.


Insurance cover and mental health


Explains how mental health problems can affect the insurance cover you get, what your legal rights are, and how to find the right cover for you. Includes a list of specialist insurance providers.


Learning disability support


A guide to learning disability support services, with information about what you can do to access them.


LGBTQIA+ mental health


Gives information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or questioning (LGBTQIA+).


Money and mental health


Gives information about the relationship between money worries and mental health, with suggestions on how to address them. Includes information about claiming benefits.


Peer support


Explains what peer support is, what types there are, how it can help you and how to access it.


Seeking help for a mental health problem


A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you. Also includes information about seeking help outside the NHS, and how to support someone else to seek help.


Talking therapies and counselling


Explains what talking therapies are, what happens during therapy, how to get the most from therapy and and how to find a therapist.


Support for emergency responders


Provides information and support for people working and volunteering in the emergency services, from our Blue Light Programme. Also provides information about how to get involved in the programme.

If you are under 18 and need support, please visit

Information and links taken from the website who have a lot of resources for support and help. 

United States Support 

If you're in immediate danger or need urgent medical support, call 911.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting MHA to 741741.

You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline. Trained crisis workers will listen to you and direct you to the resources you need.

Canada Support

If you're in immediate danger or need urgent medical support, call 911.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-277-3553 or visit

Visit Talk Suicide Canada for the distress centres and crisis organizations nearest you. If you're experiencing gender-based violence, you can access a crisis line in your province or territory.

To connect with a mental health professional one-on-one:

  • call 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth

  • call 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults

You can also visit Wellness Together Canada to access different levels of support, including:

  • one-on-one counselling

  • credible articles and information

  • self-guided courses and programs

  • peer support and coaching

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