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Advice and Counselling Service

Help in a crisis

If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others, call 999. An ambulance may be called if appropriate, and they will advise whether you should go to A&E.

Otherwise, you can access urgent mental health support by:

  • Requesting an urgent appointment with your GP (GPs are offering video/phone consultations)
  • Contacting your local NHS Mental Health Crisis Number – enter the borough, county or town where you are currently living and ‘Mental Health Crisis Line’ into your search engine (see details for Tower Hamlets)
  • Calling Samaritans on 116 123 (24 hours, 365 days a year)

The Advice and Counselling Service is not able to offer emergency support in a mental health crisis. For this type of support, see Crisis Support Services below:

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