Is it an emergency?
If there is an immediate emergency requiring ambulance, police or fire services, dial 999.
Is it urgent?
If you're concerned about your own wellbeing or safety, or that of someone else, but it isn't an immediate emergency, you can contact the following:
- Your GP / doctor
Contact your surgery and tell them clearly that you need to make an emergency appointment. If you phone after surgery hours there will usually be a recorded message giving out-of-hours information.
The mental health network have produced a useful guide about talking to your GP about mental health.
- University Medical Centre
- NHS 111
You can use NHS 111 if you need urgent medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Dial 111 free from any phone.
116 123 (24 hour helpline)
If you're in Plymouth you can also drop in to the Samaritans at 20 Oxford Place, Western Approach. Check for opening hours.
- Accident and Emergency (24 hour)
If you're worried about your own safety or that of someone else, you can go to A&E and request a mental health assessment.
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth +44 1752 439091
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro +44 1872 253111
- Domestic abuse helpline
- Police non-emergency number
Call 101 from any phone.