Urgent mental health support 

  • Contact your GP surgery to request an emergency appointment (some GP surgeries are currently offering phone appointments only)
  • If your GP surgery is not open, call the free NHS medical line on 111 for help accessing the right services
  • You can call the Samaritans on 116 123 to talk to someone at any time, day or night, 24/7
  • You can call Vet Life independent, confidential and free help for everyone in the veterinary community including veterinary nurses and students. Their charity provides a 24/7 phone and email helpline including professional mental health support on 0303 040 2551
  • You can text Shout on 85258
  • You can download the Stay Alive app, an app for those at risk of suicide and those worried about someone
  • You can contact the Listening Place for face to face support and online and telephone support
  • You can call PAPYRUS – Prevention of young suicide (Under 35) on 0800 068 4141
If you’re having thoughts about wanting to die, it’s important you tell someone.

Help and support is available from a range of free services and helplines who can help you right now. There is no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what is important. 

Explore our Mental Health pages to learn more about the resources available including dedicated mental health resources and a link to join Togetherall which is a safe and anonymous online platform and community to support your mental health available 24/7, trained professionals are available to support peer to peer conversations.

Emergency support

If you feel like you cannot keep yourself safe and you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or attempting to take your life:
  • Go to the closest Accident and Emergency (A&E Department)
  • The nearest A&E department for Camden is University College London Hospital Accident and Emergency Ground Floor, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU
  • The nearest A&E department for Hawkshead is Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ
  • Call 999 to request an ambulance if you cannot go to the hospital yourself

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