Crisis help

There are ways you can help yourself cope in a crisis

What can I do to help myself cope with a crisis?

Making a plan for the next few hours

Try to relax and do some calming exercises

Try to focus on your breath, slow it down and consciously take deep breaths

How can I distract myself?

Do some practical activities, like gardening or going shopping

Try Writing a poem or letter

Make some crafts or listen to calming music

I don’t understand what’s happening to me?

What you are experiencing is not unique but may be frightening

Try writing down your thoughts and feeling at this time

Do some research into your situation and how you’re feeling

More information and tools to help in a crisis can be found at Mind

Is your life  at risk right now?

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

  • call 999 for an ambulance (UK)
  • go straight to A&E, if you can
  • or call your local crisis team, if you have their number.

If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.