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Crisis Contacts

Need help now?

If you are experiencing emotional or mental health crisis, there are people who can help you. Anybody can experience crisis, for many different reasons and in many different ways: You may be feeling overwhelmed by your emotions to the point at which you feel you can’t cope anymore; you may be having thoughts of suicide or self harm; you may also be hearing or seeing things that are frightening you – or perhaps are gripped by anxiety to such an extent that you fear for both your mental and physical health. Whatever your experience, it is nothing to be ashamed of and talking to someone could be the first step to feeling better.


In an emergency, dial 999. Alternatively you can access a mental health team 24/7 via 111 option 2 service in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. 


Below are some numbers of other organisations that may be able to help you:


116 123 (UK Freephone)

24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.



0808 808 21 21

7pm to 11pm, 365 days a year.

Cambridgeshire Mental Health Helpline. Free when ringing from all mobiles and landlines.

PAPYRUS (charity dedicated to prevention of young suicides) HOPEline

0800 068 41 41

Monday to Fridays — 10am–10pm

Weekends — 2pm–10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm

Text 07786 209697 

Mind infoline

0300 123 3393

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.


LGBT Switchboard

24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

0300 131 1000


Covering all services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk

No Panic Helpline

Helpline. 0844 967 4848 *Everyday 10:00am – 10:00pm

Please note: The service charge for this line is 5p which will be added to your phone company’s access charge to get your price per minute.


0808 800 5000


0800 11 11

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