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Counselling organisations

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, having panic attacks or episodes of extreme anxiety or feels out of control you can access emergency support through the NHS.

The name for the mental health crisis support is different in each country of the UK, but is accessed in the same way.

To be referred to mental health crisis support the person needs to go to their local A&E department or call 999.

[Register your mobile phone free for Emergency SMS http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/ to be able to send an SMS to 999 and get emergency help]

Calling the GP or the out-of-hours service for the GP/NHS direct (08454 24 24 24) may also result in a referral to mental health crisis support.

There are other places to contact when in crisis:

The Samaritans
Available 24 hours a day
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (local rate call)
Text: 08457 90 91 92

9am-6pm on weekdays
0300 123 3393

Breathing Space
Monday-Thursday 6pm-2am and Friday 6pm until Monday 6am over the weekend
Tel. 0800 83 85 87

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service Free one to one counselling to people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deaf/blind, and live in Edinburgh or Lothian.

C.A.L.L Mental Health Helpline for Wales
Tel: 0800 132 737 (free) – supported by NHS Wales
Text ‘help’ to: 81066.

Northern Ireland
Available 24 hours a day
Tel: 0808 808 8000 (free)
Textphone users: 18001 0808 808 8000

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