Last published 21 October 2020
If you're concerned about your mental health, your GP is always a good place to start. If you feel very distressed and can’t wait, or feel unable to keep yourself safe, choose one of the options below:
Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line
“A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. We won't judge you or tell you what to do, we'll listen to you.”
Call: 116 123
“Confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person”
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07860 039967
9am to midnight every day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays.
To find urgent mental health support in your area:
If you need help urgently but are not at risk of harm or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online or call 111.
Use the NHS111 British Sign Language Service
Go to your local A&E
If you feel that you need help immediately call for an ambulance:
Call or Text: 999
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This information will help us develop more personalised support for Londoners, and improve our service to all users. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.