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In a crisis

Information for people experiencing a crisis or emergency

Dr Justin supports people who are distressed and may have mental health problems or other psychological difficulties. However, he does not provide emergency crisis services.

If you are feeling suicidal or are at risk of harming yourself or others please seek help from family, friends, a helpline or from emergency services. You may also find the crisis plan helpful.

Emergency medical services

If the emergency is a life-threatening situation day or night, call 999 for emergency medical services.  Alternatively, you can turn up at an Accident and Emergency department.

The Samaritans

Hotline: 08457 90 90 90
Website: www.samaritans.org
Email: jo@samaritans.org
The Samaritans operate a 24-hour hotline service. They also operate an email service.

Crisis plan

Thinking about suicide does not mean you are a bad person, weak or flawed. It doesn't even mean that you really want to die it only means that you have more pain than you can cope with right now.

Remember, no problem lasts forever. Don't solve a temporary problem with a permanent solution. You are feeling this way for a reason, and there is help available, now and in the long term.

1. Reach out

If you feel immediately suicidal and feel you can't hold on:

2. Don't believe the tricks of the mind

3. Help is Available

Most suicidal thoughts are associated with underlying causes such as mental health problems (for example, depression), a trauma or other issues. These can be helped by psychological treatments, medication and support, or a combination of these.

Remember people do get through this, even people who feel as badly as you feel now.


Adapted from SANE (Australia) Factsheet 26


Emergency medical services

999 or attend A&E  

The Samaritans
08457 90 90 90



Also see:

Think Talk Psychology’s directory of links



There is help available, now and in the long term...

In a crisis