Getting urgent advice – emergency phone and web helplines
Help in an emergency
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, contact the police, the ambulance service or the fire service:
Textphone users: 18000
Urgent medical help
If you or someone you know needs urgent medical help, or is suicidal, go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of any hospital or make an emergency doctors’ appointment.
For urgent medical advice, you can also contact:
NHS 111 (if you live in England or Scotland)
If you live in Wales, phone: 0845 46 47
(or 111 if you live in Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay – including Bridgend)
Disability and mental health helplines
Free 24-hour support via phone, email or post.
Telephone: 116 123
Write to: Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS
Free, impartial advice and support for disabled people and their families.
Telephone: 0808 800 3333
Textphone: dial 18001 then 0808 800 3333
A free, confidential, anonymous text service for mental health support.
Text: SHOUT to 85258
Information and guidance for unpaid carers, family members and friends.
Telephone: 0808 808 7777