'Help I'm in crisis'

How do I get help in a crisis? 

If you are upset and having thoughts and urges about hurting yourself, or ending your life then stop, take a deep breath and read this page. 

A crisis is any situation in which you feel you need urgent help. For example, you might feel in crisis if:

  • You are having suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • You are having thoughts about harming yourself
  • You have seriously hurt yourself
  • youngminds-logo (1).pngYou have taken more than the recommended amount of tablets (an overdose)

The table below gives some general information on how you can get help in a crisis:

What's happening Ways you can get help
You think you may act on suicidal feelings, or you have seriously harmed yourself
  • You can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help (if you need to, you can call 999 and ask for an ambulance)
You are feeling extremely distressed, or are experiencing suicidal feelings
  • You can call the Childline on 116 123 (freephone) - they're there to listen to you
  • You can use the 'I need urgent help' tool on the YoungMinds website for more options
  • If you are already in touch with a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) , you can contact them and ask how they can support you - they may have a crisis line you can call
  • You might find it helpful to read YoungMinds' information pages on coping with:
You need medical help or advice fast, but it's not an emergency
  • You can contact your GP and make an appointment for as soon as possible

Let someone know you do not feel safe or are struggling (a parent/carer or professional helpline).

NHS Mental Health Triage Service

The Mental Health Triage Team has a wide range of skills, including on the phone brief psychological support and has access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support to people in their time of need.

This service can also be also used by GPs and other healthcare professionals, the emergency services, mental health charities and any other organisations that come into contact with people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Remember

  1. There are people who will listen, help and support you through this; it’s ok to ask for help.
  2. Just like stormy weather, strong feelings and urges will pass; it will not always feel this bad.
  3. Thoughts are just thoughts, we do not have to follow them. There are many other ways of managing other than harming yourself.

Barnsley

In Barnsley 24/7 open access to our mental health services:

Adults (aged 18+) – 01226 645000 

People with a learning disability - 01226 645237 

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind is an independent local provider of high quality mental health services in Rotherham, Barnsley and its surrounding areas. To make a self-referral or to refer on the behalf of someone else, please contact the following numbers. The service will take your details and offer you an assessment soon after. 

Rotherham: 01709 919929 Barnsley: 01226 211188 - Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm.

Web: www.rbmind.co.uk

Bassetlaw (Part of Nottinghamshire)

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. These are NHS services, which in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are run by Nottinghamshire Healthcare.

They offer support and treatment for children aged 0 – 18 years who have emotional and/or mental health problems.

The telephone number is 0115 8542 299 and it is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Doncaster

Doncaster Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS

Provides mental health assessments, therapy and intervention for children, young people up to the age of 18 years and their families or identified carers.

Between 9am – 5pm you can contact the CAMHS team or your care coordinator (if you are already seeing someone in CAMHS) on 01302 796191

Doncaster Mind provides a range of services and support to people experiencing, or vulnerable to mental ill health

Tel: 01302 812 190 - Office hours

Web: https://www.doncastermind.org.uk/

 

Rotherham 

Rotherham Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS

 

Provides mental health assessments, therapy and intervention for children, young people up to the age of 18 years and their families or identified carers.

Between 9am – 5pm you can contact: The CAMHS Team or your Care Coordinator (if you are already seeing someone in CAMHS) 01709 304808 

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind is an independent local provider of high quality mental health services in Rotherham, Barnsley and its surrounding areas. To make a self-referral or to refer on the behalf of someone else, please contact the following numbers. The service will take your details and offer you an assessment soon after. 

Rotherham: 01709 919929 Barnsley: 01226 211188 - Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm.

Web: www.rbmind.co.uk

Sheffield

Sheffield’s Child And Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS provides a specialist service for children and young people up to the age of 16 with a range of difficulties that are seriously impacting their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Patients can be seen and helped in a number of ways from consultations through to staying at their inpatient facilities. They also have a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week psychiatric on-call service. Referrals are through a GP, educational psychologist, social worker and paediatricians.

Tel: 0114 226 2348 Centenary Community CAMHS

Tel: 0114 305 3106 North & West Sheffield and Beighton Community 

Website: https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/services/camhs/

Sheffield Mind

Sheffield Mind offers a wide choice of services available to anyone in Sheffield. These range from counselling and psychotherapy, one to one support, bespoke training and informal peer support. See the website for a full list and description of our services, some of which are listed below:

Tel: 0114 258 4489

Web: http://www.sheffieldmind.co.uk/