Help in a mental health emergency

Where to get urgent help if you’re experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, you're in a life threatening situation, or you're worried about your mental health.

Phone 999 or go to A&E if you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm, or you're in a life threatening situation.

Where to get urgent help

If you or someone you know requires immediate medical help or advice, but it’s not life threatening, contact the National Health Service, by phoning the number 111.

You can also phone Samaritans on 116 123 at any time if you would like to talk to someone about your mental health or suicidal thoughts.

If you’re experiencing a crisis with your mental health, and you’re at risk of harming yourself or others, phone the Mental Health Rapid Response Service on 0300 304 0078, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Get support and information for stress, anxiety or depression from Sussex Mental Healthline. This includes friends, family and healthcare professional worried about someone. Phone 0300 500 0101, Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am. They’re available 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays.

Get more information about how to get help in a crisis from the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Find more support about what to do if you’re worried that someone is having a mental health, or emotional health crisis, but they won’t agree to get help.

Other support

If you’re worried about suicide related behaviour online, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance Guidelines could help.

If you’ve lost someone as a result of suicide, get 24hour support from Samaritans. You can also find local support on the Health and Adult Social Care directory.

If you’re having thoughts about suicide, or you’re concerned about someone else, download the free Stay Alive app.

Find more support with your mental health and wellbeing.