Accessing Help in a Crisis
If at any point you find yourself in a moment of crisis or feel like you could be a danger to yourself or others, we strongly advise you seek emergency care.
Crisis and Emergencies
If you or someone else is in danger, call 999 or go to A&E now, where there will be an on-call Psychiatric Liaison team who, if needed, can;
- make an initial assessment of your mental health needs (sometimes called a psychiatric evaluation)
- help keep you safe for the short-term
- prescribe medication to help you cope with symptoms you may be experiencing right now
- put you in contact with other crisis services, such as your local crisis team (CRHT)
- decide whether you can go home, or if you need to be admitted to hospital
This team can then liaise with your Sloane Court Clinic doctor/s as needed, and we can work together on a plan to help you in the long-term.
24-hour Advice & Support
You can also access 24-hour advice and support via the Samaritans (by calling 116 123 – a free call number) or via a specialist NHS urgent mental health helpline: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline
You may need access to urgent help for a number of reasons, and the important thing to know is that you will not be wasting anyone’s time.
We have additional information and guides on other free to access Support services in our Resources section.