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If you are feeling suicidal, it is important to talk to people about your feelings.

You can talk to:

  • To a family member, friend or colleague - sharing how you feel can bring huge relief
  • To a helpful advisor - by phoning in complete confidence to a helpline such as the ones given below
  • To your doctor - may be able to help you or signpost you to the help you need
  • To your mental health care team - if you are already seeing a psychiatrist, psychologist or community psychiatric nurse

Mental Health Helpline

Telephone: 0800 001 4331(open 24/7)
If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope, you can call the new mental health helpline in Lincolnshire which is open 24/7.

Other helplines available when you want someone to talk to

Children and young people

Call Lincolnshire Here4You line on 0800 234 6342 (open 24/7)
This call support for young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. It is available to children, young people, parents, carers and professionals in Lincolnshire. 

More information about Here4You self-referral


Local help in a mental health crisis

If you are using our mental health services, or care for someone who does, during office hours your first point of contact should be the person that you/they usually see (a care coordinator, or named lead professional).

For out of hours support, a local crisis team can help support you. Contact details should be in your care plan. If you don't have these, call our Single Point of Access Team on 0303 123 4000 or email Lincs.spa@nhs.net.

If you have been discharged from mental health services within the last 12 months, you will have been given information on what to do if your mental health deteriorates. This will be in your discharge plan. 

If you have not used our services before, call our Mental Health Helpline above for advice and support. Or, if you 16 or over and feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed, you can self-refer to steps2change - our talking therapies service.

During office hours, contact your general practitioner (GP). They will be able to refer you to the most appropriate mental health service in your area. 

If you don’t have a GP, use the NHS website to locate the nearest one to you.

NHS 111

If you need help but don't think it's a 999 emergency, you can access NHS 111 free for advice. Go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111

You should contact 111 if:

  • It's not a 999 emergency
  • You don't think you can wait for an appointment with your GP
  • You don't know who to contact for medical help

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