Urgent help in a crisis

Emergency services

Samaritans provide help and support to people in a crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact them by phone on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org

Emergency services

If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm - either to yourself or someone else - then phone 999.

Go to your nearest A&E

Go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. In some hospitals, this will be called the Emergency Department. There are staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who will be able to assess you and give you the appropriate help.

Contact mental health services

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

Here are some of the other ways you can get help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis:

Contact your community team

If you can't find your care plan, contact your community team during the day - 9am to 5pm - from Monday to Friday. Ask for your care co-ordinator or the person on duty.

Sussex Mental Health Line

Our Sussex Mental Health Line is there to offer support and point you in the right direction about where to get help should you need it. The number is 0300 5000 101 (limited service available).