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13th April 2017

Who to contact if you need urgent support in a crisis

Information from Rethink Mental illness  We are the largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services with over 200 services in England. Founded 40 years ago through voluntary groups for people affected by mental illness, we have over 100 groups in England.

If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or other people:

  • Call 999
  • Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E). You can search for your local department through the NHS Choices website

For non-emergency situations:


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If you are already receiving support from mental health services you should have a care plan. This will include details of who you should contact in a crisis.  

If you can't find your care plan:

During the day

Contact your Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and ask for your care co-ordinator or the person on duty.

Adult community mental health team (CMHT) Northamptonshire 

Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

During evenings, weekends or bank holidays

Call your local crisis team

Crisis and telephone support service (CATSS) Northamptonshire 


Emotional support

If you would like to offload or talk to someone about your problems, then you may find an emotional support line useful. Some to try are:

Samaritans

Offering emotional support 24 hours a day

Tel: 116 123

Web: www.samaritans.org

Sane Line

Offering specialist mental health emotional support 6-11pm everyday.

You can also email through their website.

Tel: 0845 767 8000

Web: www.sane.org.uk