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Help in a crisis

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Emergency Help

Although the Police are not mental health professionals and generally not the best option to get help Police and Ambulance services will respond to a mental health incident where there is an immediate, life threatening emergency in progress. In these circumstance call 999.

The Police do not complete general safe and well checks or concerns for safety for matters that are health related.

Where the concern is not an immediate, life-threatening emergency then there are designated commissioned mental health services that can assist.

Adult help

24 hour mental health crisis line: 0808 196 3779.

Members of the public can call 24 hours per day 7 days per week and speak to a mental health professional. They will help and ensure the right service / help is given or signposted to.

If you or the person is already open to a mental health service in Nottinghamshire then you can call the crisis team covering your location. Numbers for the crisis team are:

  • Nottingham City: 0300 300 0065
  • South Nottinghamshire (Broxtowe, Gedling, Rushcliffe and Hucknall): 0300 123 2901
  • Mansfield and Ashfield: 0115 956 0860
  • Bassetlaw: 0300 123 1804 (7.30am until 9pm) 0115 956 0860 (9pm until 7.30am).

Talking therapies

Feeling stressed, low or anxious and want to access a range of talking therapies? Please visit Let’s Talk Wellbeing: www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/letstalkwellbeing for free NHS provision / self-referral.

Children and young people

CAMHS Crisis Number: 0115 844 0560 (24 hour line)

Other options to consider

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Offers emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Open 24 hours a day. 

Tel: 116 123 - this number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones and does not display on phone bills.

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Mind provide information and support on all aspects of mental illness including where to get help, treatments and advocacy. They are also able to provide details of local support agencies.

Tel: 0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

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Directory of local services, use the website or call 0300 500 8080

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Finding you activities and support in Nottingham. Visit the website or call 0115 876 3101

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Support for carers (Nottinghamshire Carers Hub – Free and confidential) 0115 824 8824 or email nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org