In a mental health emergency

In an emergency

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • Someone’s life is at risk – for example they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
  • You do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe

A mental Health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.

If you feel you are deteriorating or having thoughts of suicide it is important you keep yourself safe and get some help:

  • GP out of hours service
  • Birmingham and Solihull Urgent Mental Health Helpline (line managed by MIND) – 0121 262 3555 or 0800 915 9292 for advice and support. This line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be used whether you are known to our services or not.
  • Samaritans on 116 123 – 24 hours voluntary confidential service providing emotional support
  • Coping during a crisis - the mental health charity Mind has information on ways to help . This includes calming exercises and a tool to get you through the next few hours
  • Solihull Crisis Café is a service that offers a safe place to come and chat face to face with Crisis Intervention Workers. The service is open to all adults (18+) living in Solihull or Birmingham, whether you are known to Mental Health Services or not
  • Go to your nearest A&E department or dial 999 if you have tried the above options and still feel that you need support