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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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How to get urgent mental health help

 

Birmingham and Solihull Urgent Mental Health Helpline

If urgent mental health help is needed you can ring 0121 262 3555 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.

Coping during a crisis

The mental health charity Mind has information on ways to help yourself cope during a crisis.

This includes calming exercises and a tool to get you through the next few hours.


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.

 

Other helpful support

These free listening services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:

-     Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: jo@samaritans.org for a reply within 24 hours

-   Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19

-     If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.