How to get help in a crisis

If you feel that your life is at risk right now

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help.  Please:

  • Call 999 for an ambulance

  • Go straight to A&E, if you can

  • Or call your local crisis team, if you have their number

If you cant do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.  Mental health emergencies are serious. 

You're not wasting anyone's time.

Support During Covid - 19

Shropshire Mental Health Services have set up a 24/7 urgent NHS mental health service providing telephone support, advice and triage. This service is available to anyone of any age Call 0300 124 0365

Shropshire Mind Drop In Centre currently open for face to face support. Please click the link to keep up to date. 

Samaritans 01743 369696 /116 123 (UK) open 7 days a week​

Shout- 24/7 Text Support In a crisis? Worried? Stressed? Text- 85258

The Green Oak Foundation- currently offering telephone/ zoom/skype counselling and wellbeing services. or Telephone: 01743 340880. 

A donation, currently suggested at £30 per session, will be required. Concessionary donations are accepted where individuals may be experiencing financial difficulties.


Calm 0800 58 58 58​

Citizens Advice

  • On the web:

  • On the phone: Adviceline Shropshire: 03444 99 11 00 (Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm)

  • Text phone: 18001 0808 223 1133

Qube- Oswestry Community Action

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. 

If you know of another service or information that may be helpful please email

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