If you feel like you might seriously harm yourself or attempt to end your own life, you need urgent medical help – call 999 now, or go to your closest Accident & Emergency unit.
KeepingwellNEL provides emotional support 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. If you feel you need to speak to someone out of hours, you can contact Samaritans or Shout.
…or contact the following Crisis Mental Health Services (24/7):
- Barking & Dagenham Mental Health Direct - 0300 555 1000
- City & Hackney Crisis Pathway Services – 08000730006
- Havering Mental Health Direct - 0300 555 1000
- Newham Mental Health Crisis Helpline - 02077715888
- Redbridge Mental Health Direct - 0300 555 1000
- Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line - 08000730003
- Waltham Forest Mental Health Direct - 0300 555 1000
If you are worried about someone else
If the person is in immediate danger the fastest way to get help is to call an ambulance on 999.
You can contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123 and ask them to call them to see if they want to talk. One of their volunteers will call and talk to them. (If someone else answers the phone, they won’t say where they’re calling from, and they won’t leave a voicemail).
People who have felt suicidal will often say what a huge relief it was to be able to talk about what they were experiencing.
If someone does let you know that they are having suicidal thoughts, always take them seriously.
Wellbeing support for you
Supporting someone who is at crisis point can be distressing. It’s important to look after yourself too.
If you need to talk, chat to one out our Wellbeing Advisors