Healthy minds: Urgent help

Get urgent help now

If you or someone you know is unwell, is unsafe or having thoughts of suicide then you need to get help right away. If they or someone else is in immediate danger you should call 999.

There are places to go and people you can speak to, you are not alone. 

When to get urgent help

If you are showing or seeing the following symptoms then you need to get urgent help:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • pre-occupied with harming self or inflicting self-harm
  • calling or visiting people to say goodbye
  • getting affairs  order (giving away possessions, tying up loose ends)
  • saying things like “Everyone would be better off without me”, or “I want out”
  • a sudden switch from being extremely depressed to acting calm and happy

Call someone now

Mental health crisis come in lots of different forms, calling someone and talking to them about what is happening can really help. The person on the phone will listen without judgment and help you get any help you need.

  • North East Lincolnshire Mental Health – Call the 24/7 phoneline – 01472 256256, option 3 – To talk to a local mental health professional
  • Samaritans – Call 116 123 – A listening ear, for whatever you are going through
  • Emergency Services – Call 999 – If someone is in immediate physical danger or has a medical emergency

Page last updated: 10 Oct 2023