Crisis lines

Local support

If you need urgent help because you are worried that you might harm yourself or someone else, contact the following as soon as possible, based on the area that you live in.

All numbers are available 24/7 for adults and children and young people.

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000.

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

Call the City & Hackney crisis helpline on freephone 0800 073 0006.

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000.

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

 Call the Newham Mental Health Crisis Line on freephone 0800 073 0066.

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000.

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

Call the Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line on freephone 0800 073 0003. 

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000. 

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

National support

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can call for:

  • 24 hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Alternatively, when life is tough the Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult. Call free on 116 123.

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Text SHOUT to 85258

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