A mental health crisis might mean you feel unable to cope and like you might harm yourself, or someone else. It could also mean you have unusual and frightening thoughts.
There is both NHS and voluntary sector support available. Either you or someone close to you can contact these services:
- South London and Maudsley NHS Trust has a 24-hour mental health crisis line
Phone: 0800 731 2864 (Option 1) or visit www.slam.nhs.uk/crisis
- Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA) is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. It can help you access the right service for your needs, including a crisis outreach service if appropriate.
- The national NHS website has advice on dealing with a mental health emergency or crisis. You can call the NHS helpline on 111.
- Solidarity in a Crisis is a free, out-of-hours phone line for those in a crisis run by peer supporters with lived experience. Opening times are Monday to Friday 6pm to 12am and Saturday to Sunday 12pm to 12am. Freephone 0300 123 1922
- The Evening Sanctuary is at the Mosaic Clubhouse in Brixton. To access this service, you’ll need a referral from a healthcare professional such as your GP or care coordinator.
- Samaritans has a free to call service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence. Call them on 116 123.