Is your life in danger?
If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, taken a drug overdose - call 999 to go straight to A&E or ask someone to call 999 for you or take you to A&E.
If you feel like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone
We want you to feel safe. Help and support is available right now if you need it – you do not need to struggle alone.
If you are having thoughts about suicide and need to talk to someone, you can speak to Samaritans for free on 116 123.
If you would prefer to text, you can text Shout to 85258 if you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support.
For mental health crisis and emotional support
For urgent mental health support, your local NHS Mental Health Crisis Service can be contacted on 0300 200 0011, available 24/7.
For emotional support, call the Coventry & Warwickshire Helpline on 0800 616 171. Free, confidential, and available 24/7, or chat online using the webchat.
For Children and Young People:
If you are under 18, or worried about somebody who is, call 02476 641799 between 8am-8pm. Outside of these hours, please call 0300 200 0011.
Visit the Rise website for children and adolescent mental health services.
Tips for coping right now:
- just focus on getting through today - plan small steps for getting through the day
- try to stay away from drugs and alcohol as these can affect your thoughts in a negative way
- try to see that the way you are feeling is a response to the situation you're in and the challenges you've been facing - this won't be a permanent situation and things can get better. Letting someone know how you're feeling is the first step to changing the situation – connect with someone you trust
- try and focus on something you enjoy, such as spending time with a pet, mindfulness, hobbies etc
- download the free Stay Alive app to create a safety plan focusing on the positives of life and more tips to help you cope.
If you are talking to someone who tells you that they are feeling suicidal and have a plan that they are going to act upon, do not leave the person on their own and do one of the following:
- call the person's GP and request a same day appointment being clear about why the person needs to be seen
- take the person to the nearest Emergency Department at your local hospital
- call 999 to seek police assistance to keep them or you safe.
For more information on mental health crisis support, visit the Mind website here