I Am In CRISIS I Need Help

Get advice from 111 or ask for an urgent GP appointment if:

You are not able to speak to your local NHS urgent mental health helpline

You need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency

You're not sure what to do

111 will tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.

Call 111.

 

You may be able to speak to a nurse, or mental health nurse, over the phone.

A GP can advise you about helpful treatments and also help you access mental health services.

You may be able to refer yourself to some services.

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

Someone's life is at risk – for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose

You do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone's time.

Call: 999

Samaritans

What to do if you're not feeling okay.

You can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.

We're here to listen, no judgement, no pressure, and help you work through what's on your mind. We'll never tell you what to do.

Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.

FRANK

 

Most people don’t use drugs and even among those that do, emergencies are rare. But no one can be certain how drugs will affect them so there’s always the risk they’ll have a bad time, fall ill, hurt themselves or even worse.

Should you ever need to help someone who’s having a bad reaction, here’s what you need to know:

What to look out for

If someone is having a bad time on drugs they may be:

> anxious

> tense

> panicky

> overheated and dehydrated

> drowsy

> having difficulty with breathing

CALL 0300 1236600

Community Mental Health - adults of working age (CMHT - A)

The CMHTs provide care, advice and information for people aged 18 and over with significant mental health problems, including:

  • schizophrenia and psychotic or delusional disorders

  • affective disorders such as mania, manic depression and moderate/severe depression

  • eating disorders

  • Organic Mental Disorder

  • significant mental health problems following childbirth

  • phobias, anxiety disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • personality disorders that cause significant distress or risk to the individual or others.

Community Mental Health - Older peoples (CMHT - OP)

Our aim is to support older people to live safely at home, and prevent unnecessary admissions into hospital. Our CMHTs provide a range of valuable services, including assessments, treatments and home visits, as well as group and individual therapies. They see people in a variety of settings, including hospitals and outpatient clinics, but most often in their own homes.

Sane

"We believe no-one affected by mental illness should be alone when they face crisis, distress or despair."

Our trained and experienced team of staff and volunteers are here to provide emotional support by phone, email and text, 365 days a year. You can also share experiences with others in our online peer-led forum.

If you’re struggling with mental illness, or you’re caring for someone and would like to get in touch, we’re here for you.

Call 07984 967 708

Calm

We’re Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re united against suicide.

That means standing against feeling shit, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living. Stand with us. Join the campaign and help us make sure everyone gets the support they need, no matter what.

Call 0800 58 58 58

Reach

Helping children with upper limb differences live life without limits

REACH is the leading charity in the UK providing support for children with an upper limb difference and their families. Reach offers regionalised meet ups across the UK and Ireland offering a friendly, caring place to meet and enjoy fun activities to encourage children with a limb difference to aim higher.

Call 0845 130 6225

Connection – a 24/7 mental health helpline

A 24/7 helpline open to all ages. Dorset residents or people visiting Dorset can call 0800 652 0190 or NHS 111 for free

The Retreat

Open to anyone aged 18 or above, providing a safe space to seek face-to-face help and support. 

Community Front Rooms

Open to anyone aged 18 or above, providing a welcoming, safe space where you can discuss problems and work towards possible solutions. It is open from 3.15-10.45pm, Thursday-Sunday, at locations in Bridport, Shaftesbury, Weymouth and Wareham. 

Movember

Life can throw us curveballs. Yet even when things seem tough, there’s a lot we can do to look after ourselves and others. That’s why we provide reliable, expert information to help men cope and live happier, healthier, longer lives –no matter what life throws at us. 

Childline

We want to know what's making you feel good.

Call 0800 1111