What if you are having a crisis?

Crisis Support Information

Talk-Works is not a crisis intervention service. Should you need support between sessions, please contact your GP or one of these organisations for help. You may also want to contact me to bring your appointment forward. The Single Point of Access 24/7 NHS Mental Health Helpline in Hertfordshire is 0800 644 4101

In a mental health emergency call 111

In a life-threatening emergency call 999


For those in distress who feel suicidal or despairing and need someone to talk to.
24-hour Helpline: 116 123     www.samaritans.org


UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
SANEline  0300 304 7000  6pm – 11pm daily     www.sane.org.uk


The Mind InfoLine offers confidential help on a range of mental health issues.
Tel. 0300 123 3393     www.mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness

Expert advice and information for anyone affected by mental health problems.
Tel: 0300 5000 927 Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 4pm     www.rethink.org

Mental Health Foundation

Helps people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. Lots of useful information on their website.

Depression UK

Helps people cope with their depression.


Counselling and support services for couples, families and young people
Telephone Counselling booking line: 0300 100 1234     www.relate.org.uk


Specialist support for men 5pm until midnight 0800 58 58 58    www.thecalmzone.net


If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, Switchboard is available from
10am–11pm, 365 days a year 0300 330 0630    www.switchboard.lgbt

Victim Support

Get help If you’ve been affected by crime. Free Supportline 0808 16 89 111

Rape Crisis

Get help if you’ve experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence.
Freephone 0808 802 9999 12 noon – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm every day

Alcoholics Anonymous

Support for people that are living with, or affected by, an alcohol problem. Free National Helpline 0800 9177 650

Narcotics Anonymous

Assisting people that are struggling with drug addiction, or those that are impacted.
Helpline: 10.00am – midnight 0300 999 1212  www.ukna.org

Over Eaters Anonymous

Confidential and free support for people that are struggling with compulsive eating.  www.oagb.org.uk


Source of free information and resources for people battling addiction and related conditions (Based in USA)

Download the Talk-Works Crisis Information Sheet

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