Crisis Information

Crisis Information

If you need to speak to someone quickly, depending on the time of day you should do one of the following:

For Urgent and Immediate Help  

  • If you feel at immediate risk, you should go to any A&E department at any time day or night and ask to speak to someone. If you cannot get there, you should call 999. The closest A&Es are the Whittington Hospital (Archway) and North Middlesex Hospital (Edmonton)  
  • You can also contact the BEH 24 hour Crisis Line on 0800 151 0023  (open to young people under-18 and over-18).  
  • You can also Contact your GP (during opening hours) and ask for an urgent appointment- if you cannot wait for this- please use options above.  

Other crisis support:  

  • Telephone the Samaritans Helpline on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org  
  • Telephone  Childline  on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org  
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258 anonymously. They will listen to you and help you think through how you’re feeling, and will aim to help you take the next steps towards feeling better. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

If you need mental health support but are not at immediate risk and can wait until someone is available to speak with you: 

  • Telephone or e-mail us. We will arrange for you to talk to a therapist over the phone as soon as possible. We are open Monday-Thursday 9am – 7pm, and Friday 9am-6pm. (Please note we do not take new referrals on Fridays)  
  • Contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment.