In Crisis

The Young People’s Support Network is not a crisis service and we cannot provide support if you, or someone you know or care for, needs immediate urgent help.

A crisis can be any situation where you feel you might need help urgently.

If you are thinking about acting on suicidal thoughts or feelings or you are thinking of harming yourself or others you can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help.

They will take you seriously and will support and care for you.

You can call 999 and ask for an emergency service if you need to.

Police and paramedics are trained to support anyone who is in harm’s way.

If you are in need of emotional support now you can call:

Saneline – 0845 767 8000 (local rate on BT landlines).

They give help, support and information to anyone affected by mental health. They are open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every day or you can email sanemail@sane.org.uk

HOPELineUK – 0800 068 41 41/ Text: 07786 209697

They give confidential advice and support to under 35 year olds thinking about suicide, and anyone who is concerned about a young person and suicide. They are open 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.

Samaritans – 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland, 24 hours a day). They give confidential listening support.

IMPORTANT: If you feel a child is at immediate risk of taking their own life or showing psychotic symptoms please contact the CAMHS Duty Clinician on 0300 304 0061 (between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday).   

Out of these hours, in a crisis, contact the Sussex Mental Healthline on 0300 500 0101 or if it’s an emergency, go to A&E or call 999 for emergency medical attention.

If you are not in crisis and do not need urgent support check out our Resources page for contacts.

For Adults (18 years and over)

If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe, and do not need immediate medical assistance, you should contact the Mental Health Rapid Response Service which is able to offer immediate support: 0300 304 0078 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week including bank holidays). 

If you are thinking about acting on suicidal thoughts or feelings or you are thinking of harming yourself or others you can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help. They will take you seriously and will support and care for you.

You can call 999 and ask for an emergency service if you need to.

Police and paramedics are trained to support anyone who is in harm’s way.

Out of hours, the following sources of support are available:

Samaritans 116 123 (free number) or 01273 772277 www.samaritans.org

Saneline 0300 304 7000 www.sane.org.uk , 4.30pm-10.30pm daily.

Sussex Mental Health Line 0300 5000 101, 5pm-9am on week nights, and on a 24 hours basis during weekends and Bank Holidays.

If you are not in crisis and do not need urgent support check out our Resources page for contacts.

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