There are moments when there is a sense of great urgency and you feel that you need some immediate support.
A Mental Health Crisis can be equally as concerning as a physical emergency. You may feel an urgency to reach out for help and so below are a list of numbers that may be of some use to you in times such as these.
In the first instance, always call your GP or Health Professional and if you feel able to do so, contact someone you trust and let them know what you are experiencing.
In the event where your GP, Health Professional or therapist isn’t able to immediately assist you and you feel a sense of urgency to be seen or you are worried about your immediate safety or that of another, call 999 or visit your nearest A&E.
Brake's helpline is a free-phone, confidential support service, providing information and advocacy, emotional support and a listening ear. The helpline provides support for UK residents if you have been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash and if you are caring for someone bereaved or seriously injured in a crash. They will provide support whether the crash was recent or a long time ago, and whether it occurred in this country or abroad.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP
The Compassionate Friends provide one-to-one support, local support groups and produce a range of publications for parents, children, grandparents and professionals, as well as a website specifically for people dealing with the death of a brother or sister.
Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia. From looking out for the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s, to understanding the challenges of living with someone with vascular dementia, the specialist Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere.
When a child’s parent, sibling or significant loved one dies, their lives change forever. As well as the sadness they feel, they are often left confused and full of fear and anxiety. Grief Encounter helps families address difficult issues such as death and we help make sense of the hurt and confusion. They aim to help them find ways out of the abyss of grief.
SOBS exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend, aiming to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
FREE SUPPORT AND ADVICE
There are many other charities and societies that offer free support and advice. If you feel your particular worry cannot be address by those listed above, please visit the Charity Choice website where you can search for more.
NB: If you are a charity that offer free counselling or have a helpline, please Contact Me so that I may add you to the information provided above.
Charities and the NHS often have long waiting lists and may offer time limited therapy. If you wish to explore and talk about the difficulties you are facing and talking therapy sounds like something you would like to experience, then please Contact Me so that we can arrange a time just for you to talk through your worries and concerns.