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For urgent and immediate help

If you feel at immediate risk, you should go to any A&E department at any time of 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 Barnet Enfield and Haringey NHS 24 hour Crisis Line on 0800 151 0023 (open to all ages), the NHS service for those people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in Barnet, Enfield or Haringey.

You can also contact your GP (during opening hours) and ask for an urgent appointment. If you cannot wait for this, please use the options above.

If you are a parent/carer wanting urgent assistance for a young person you are concerned about, please use the crisis options listed above.

Other crisis support

  • Mind in Haringey Safe Haven Service

    Mental health crisis support line
    Telephone: 0800 953 0223 (5pm-8pm daily)

  • Samaritans Helpline

    Telephone: 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org  (24 hours/7 days week)

  • Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention

    National charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. (9am-midnight every day of the year) Telephone: 0800 068 41 41  | Text: 07860039967 | Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

  • Kooth

    Text based conversations with counsellors for ages 10-25, as well as self-help articles and peer to peer forums https://www.kooth.com

  • The Listening Place

    Free, face to face support for people aged 18 and over who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.  Face to face appointments are offered from 9am-9pm, 7 days a week. There is a self referral form on the website, alternatively you can telephone 0203 906 7676 / https://listeningplace.org.uk

  • Childline

    Telephone: 0800 1111 (24 hours/7 days a week)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

    Free, 24/7 crisis support. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 anonymously. Texts are free from most mobile networks (EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus)

  • Family Lives

    Support for parents. Free helpline 0808 800 2222. (Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm/weekends 10am to 3pm)

  • On My Mind

    Information and advice for young people with plenty of self-care ideas for looking after mental health and wellbeing. (suitable for 11-25 year olds) : https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

  • NCL Waiting Room

    A website with over 300 options for young people and families in North Central London. (suitable for all ages) : https://www.nclwaitingroom.nhs.uk-