Crisis support

Sometimes the impacts of the torture can be overwhelming. If you feel like you might attempt suicide, may have seriously harmed yourself, or you need urgent medical help, please:

  • call 999 and ask for an ambulance to A&E, or
  • go straight to A&E

If you need help, ask someone. Mental health emergencies are serious. You are not wasting anyone’s time. If you are currently safe but still need urgent advice:

  • contact 111 if you live in England or NHS Direct 0845 46 47 if you live in Wales
  • call your local doctor (GP) and ask for an emergency appointment

Other organisations that can help in a crisis include the following:

Organisation Description Contact details
Samaritans Crisis and emotional support helpline (24/7)

116 123

[email protected]

Suicide Prevention UK Helpline for those struggling with thoughts of suicide (24/7) 0800 689 5652
Give us a shout Free 24/7 text support for mental health Text Shout to 85258
CALM Helpline for men 0800 58 58 58
HOPElineUK Suicide prevention and non-judgemental support for people below age of 35

0800 068 4141


[email protected]

For more emergency resources, click here.