I do not provide an emergency service as a therapist in private practice. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and feel the need for immediate emergency support you have a number of options. This kind of distress may involve: a psychotic episode which means a serious loss of your usual sense of reality and can include hearing voices and hallucinations
suicidal behaviour or intent
other behaviour that is likely to endanger yourself or others
being at serious risk of harm from someone else
The following services are available:
Call the Bristol Mental Health crisis line on 0300 555 0334. This line is open 24 hours a day, every day.
Call the Bristol Sanctuary on 0117 954 2952 or 07709265661. This is a safe place to go in a crisis.
Call NHS 111. This is for when you need help or medical treatment quickly but its not a life-threatening emergency.
Call 999 emergency services if you are in a life-threatening situation. Alternatively, you can go to Accident and Emergency if you have serious concern for your immediate safety. There is an on-call psychiatrist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary who you can ask to see in an emergency.
Other support services: you can view a PDF listing other services in Bristol here.
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