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Help in a Crisis

Try as many avenues as possible and be persistent

Help from professional services

GP – Listed in phone books under Doctors and Medical Practitioners
During the Night – Most GPs have 24 hour ‘out of hours’ telephone numbers.

CPN – Community Psychiatric Nurse – Often work with GP practices or Mental Health Centres and some can be seen on request.  They should be familiar with all forms of mental illness and know how to access help.
Listed in phone books under Social Services and Welfare Organisations.

The Local Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) – Referred by GP
Listed in phone books under Social Services and Welfare Organisations.

Crisis Resolution Team – Referral by GP or Psychiatrist, but sometimes by a carer or the person themselves.  There is often a crisis line where you can talk directly to a member of the team or a psychiatric nurse.

Local Psychiatric Crisis Line – Many mental health Trusts have and ‘out of hours’ crisis line.  Usually for patients but can be used by carers in times of crisis.

A&E Casualty – Sometimes A&E staff will be able to call the duty psychiatrist.  May result in admission and can involve a long wait.

NHS Direct – 0845 46 47

Local Voluntary Groups

National Voluntary Organisations – may be able to advise you or recommend someone who can help you locally.

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