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Call 999 if you’re in an emergency and your life or someone else’s is in immediate danger

A & E

If you are unable to keep yourself safe and need immediate help, especially if you think you will act on suicidal feelings or have seriously self-harmed, go to your nearest A and E department

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NHS 111

Not sure what medical support you need? call NHS 111


Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment if you need urgent support for your mental health but you are able to keep yourself safe until the appointment

Mind- info on emergency appointments

Support in Widnes & Runcorn

Over 18 and struggling with thoughts of suicide?

Contact the mental health assessment team:

  • Runcorn Tel: 0151 422 6804 (8am - 8pm)
  • Widnes Tel: 0151 422 6804 (8am - 8pm)
  • Outside these hours, please call 01925 664 000 and ask to be put through to Halton Assessment Team.
Under 18 and struggling with thoughts of suicide?

Contact Child and Adolescent Mental health Services (CAMHS) Crisis team Tel: 01744 ​627618 (9am -9pm)

Emotional Support


Need to talk to someone? Samaritans are there to listen and are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year call 116 123 for FREE
18 and under? You can call, chat online or email child line about anything you are worried about for free, 24/7 support
Crisis Text Line

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the Crisis Messenger service for free, 24/7 support
Worried about someone else?

For guidance on what to do if you think someone you know isn’t ok visit the samaritans

Apps to help keep you safe

Stay Alive

FREE app with info and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis

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