In an emergency situation, where you or someone you know has concerns about their immediate mental health over the Easter Bank Holiday, you should ring our Crisis Teams on:
We also have specialist mental health staff working in the local Emergency Departments who support the hospital staff and offer advice and support when people, both adults and children are admitted.
We assess these patients and offer a range of different support, depending upon the needs of the patient. This can include one-to-one support and counselling, group support and access to our Talking Therapies services.
Another alternative is calling The Samaritans free on 116 123. However, if anyone has actually harmed themselves they should attend Emergency Department immediately.
There are also a number of national helplines that offer support, a list of useful links can be found in the ‘Support and advice’ section of our website at the following link: http://www.rdash.nhs.uk