Mental health crisis support
For information on who to contact in a crisis, please visit your local mental health services provider:
Mental health - local services, help and support
If you are currently in contact with someone who provides a healthcare service to you then make contact with them as soon as you can. If you do not receive any services, and are concerned about your physical or mental health or that of someone you care for, your GP should be the first person you contact.
If you are unsure what to do, you can call 111, a 24-hour helpline run by trained professionals.
The following organisations are also able to help:
- Samaritans 24-hour service: 116 123
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Papyrus for teenagers & young adults: 0800 068 41 41
Dedicated NHS veterans’ mental health services for those who have served in the British Armed Forces
The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service and the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service are dedicated out-patient services available across England. You can self-refer or ask for a GP or military charity referral. For more information, visit the veterans mental health page on the NHS.UK website.
‘Staying safe’ - online support for people with suicidal thoughts
The Staying Safe website offers support for people who are considering ending their life, including a film and advice on how to write safety plans.
If you are interested in the strategy and our suicide prevention plans please contact the Suicide Prevention Strategy Project Manager at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Information and links for mental health professionals
The following websites offer resources for professionals regarding patient safety and suicide prevention:
The Zero Suicide Alliance
This website provides resources to professionals and training on suicide prevention.
PAPYRUS – a charity that supports young people around suicide
Office for National Statistics (ONS) for data on suicide prevention