Getting help in a mental health crisis

Is your life in danger? Do you feel that life is not worth living?


Call 111 to speak to the national NHS helpline for anyone with an urgent healthcare need that isn't a 999 emergency.

Tell them if you need a translator. They can give you self-care advice and connect you to a nurse, GP or other relevant service.

Call 0800 731 2864 (Option 1) to speak to the SLaM 24 hour mental health crisis line.

Please avoid visiting hospital A&E (Accident and Emergency) departments unless you have a physical health emergency. The numbers above can connect you to crisis services.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives.

If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police.

Solidarity in a Crisis provides an out of hours peer support service for Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark
Monday to Friday 6pm to 12 midnight. Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Call: 0300 123 1922
Text: 0788 9756 087 or 0788 9756 083

For more information and local support visit