You are not alone. There are people ready to support you. 

Here are some things you can do if you if you need mental health support or need help in a crisis:

  • If you, a family member or friend are in distress and need urgent help or advice contact our 24-hour mental health support line on 0800 731 2864.
  • If you are already receiving support from mental health services you should follow your care plan. Your plan will include details of who you should contact in a crisis. If you can't find your care plan, please contact your community mental health team and ask for your care co-ordinator.
  • If you need urgent help but can wait until the next day then your GP can be the first point of contact to help navigate the best service for you.
  • If you feel unsafe and need immediate help go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department where the psychiatric liaison team can help you (24 hours a day, 365 days of the year).
  • If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm - either to yourself or someone else - then phone 999.

Also, you can download SLaM's general self-harm leaflet here and leaflets with information about local services below:

If you would like to talk to someone about mental health issues or would like to find out more information regarding black mental health and wellbeing in Lambeth please consider visiting some of the links below: