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What to do if you’re in crisis

I am having trouble getting to my GP for a referral, due to Covid 19 restrictions

I am having thoughts of suicide and believe that I am in danger

  • Contact Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trusts’ Crisis Team on 01905 763333.
  • To talk to someone who is trained to listen, contact the Samaritans on 08457 909090.  They are open 24 hours a day.
  • If you have a crisis card that you have prepared based on previous experience, get that now and contact your support people.

I have taken an overdose or I am about to seriously harm or kill myself

I feel that I am about to seriously harm or kill another person

  • Call 999 and ask for help.
  • Alternatively you can go to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department (A&E), at your local hospital.

Someone I know is in immediate danger of seriously harming/killing themselves or endangering someone else

  • Contact Social Services.  They can arrange for the person to be assessed under the Mental Health Act.  Please be aware that this could lead to the person being sectioned in hospital and treated without their consent.
  • Contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 to get out of office numbers for their local social and mental health services.
  • Call 999 if you cannot get through anywhere else.

Further information

If these situations do not describe you at the moment, other forms of help might be more appropriate, please follow the links to:

How to cope with suicidal feelings

How to help someone who has suicidal feelings

If you are NOT in immediate danger please see the details below for places you may be able to get help

Contact The CLD Trust during working hours 01432 269245 or

NHS Direct 08454647
Childline 08001111
Samaritans 08457909090 or 01432 269000