Life can be really difficult and you might sometimes feel completely overwhelmed. This kind of crisis situation can be triggered by many things, including bereavement, stress and social isolation, and may require an immediate response.
If you feel extremely distressed and worried that you might not be able to keep yourself safe, there is lots of urgent support available, including 24/7 NHS mental health helplines in every London borough. If you’re in immediate danger and it’s a medical emergency, call 999 straight away.
If you can, let a parent, carer, friend, teacher or someone else you trust know how you’re feeling so they can support you. If you’re already receiving support from mental health professionals, you should have your own Safety and Coping Plan (sometimes called a Safety Plan or a Care Plan). When you’re struggling, try to follow this plan one step at a time until you are safe and let your mental health professional know what’s going on.
Please don’t suffer alone. You can find lots of information about the NHS and other support organisations below – they are all here to help you.
You can also find your local NHS number in London and other resources for urgent mental health support here.
Good Thinking provides a range of resources to help you manage your mental wellbeing, including advice, apps, blogs, podcasts and a self-assessment tool.