Havering Mind


Crisis Services

Welcome to our Crisis Services self-help page. Here we explain what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help and when to access them. We also give guidance on how to plan for a crisis, how to cope with suicidal feelings and advice regarding self-harm


So what is a mental health crisis?

Living with mental health problems can be incredibly tough, however there can be times when it is much tougher than usual and you feel overwhelmed and unable to carry on. During a crisis, you might self-harm, have thoughts of suicide, experience mania, have delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or experience thoughts or behaviours which lead you to feeling that you are losing control.

Mind have a range of leaflets on crisis services, suicidal thoughts and self-harm; click the pictures below to explore each one further:

Useful Contacts


Guide-Line

Overview: Confidential, telephone helpline for anyone who needs crisis support. Guide-Line also provides support and advice to the relatives or friends of those who are in a crisis 
Telephone: 01274 594 594 
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm-9pm

Samaritans

Overview: Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope 
Telephone: 116 123 
Website: 
www.samaritans.org

Elefriends

Overview: A supportive online community which provides online peer support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem 
Website: 
www.elefriends.org.uk 

CALM (Campaign against living miserably)

Overview: Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide 
Website: 
www.thecalmzone.net 
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58


Switchboard

Overview: LGBTQ+ helpline providing listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities 
Telephone: 0300 330 0630 
Website: 
www.switchboard.lgbt

Harmless

Overview: User-led organisation for people who self-harm, their friends and families     
Website: 
www.harmless.org.uk

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Overview: Information for people abused in childhood 
Telephone: 0808 801 0331 
Website: 
www.napac.org.uk

National Self Harm Network

Overview: Survivor-led forum for people who self-harm, friends and families 
Website: 
www.nshn.co.uk

Sane

Overview: Support and information about mental health problems including online support 
Telephone: 0300 304 700 
Website: 
www.sane.org.uk


References

McLaughlin, Suzanne. "First Response". Bdct.nhs.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Suicidal Feelings | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". Mind.org.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Self-Harm | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". Mind.org.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

"Crisis Services | Mind, The Mental Health Charity - Help For Mental Health Problems". Mind.org.uk. N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Oct. 2016

Looking for more information and resources? Head over to our Online Directory or browse our other self-help pages

Contact Us

Harrow Lodge House
Hornchurch Road
Hornchurch
RM11 1JU

01708 457040
reach.us@haveringmind.org.uk

Get Social

Twitter
Facebook
Youtube