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What to do in a mental health crisis?

What to do in an emergency

If you are seriously concerned about someone's immediate safety:

  • call 111 or take them to the accident and emergency department (A&E) at your nearest hospital
  • phone your nearest hospital, or your district health board's psychiatric emergency service or mental health crisis assessment team
  • remain with them and help them to stay safe until support arrives.

Helplines

  • Need to talk? 1737 - free call or text
  • The Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757
  • Healthline: 0800 611 116
  • Lifeline: 0800 543 354
  • Samaritans: 0800 726 666
  • Youthline: 0800 376 633
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline: 0800 787 797