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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 and anonymity 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)

The helpline is for people 18+ years old. 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 01522 309120 for advice and/or self-referral to our children and young people mental health/emotional wellbeing services. The advice line is open Monday-Friday 9.30-16.30 for young people, parents and carers. Outside of these times please contact Single Point of Access on 0303 123 4000. More information about Here4You self-referral


Local help in a mental health crisis

If you are already using mental health services

If you already use 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).

Their contact details, details of the care team are contained in your care plan. If you don't have these, you can contact our Single Point of Access Team on 0303 123 4000 to help you get in touch.

For out of hours support you will also have contact details for a local crisis team who can help support you. If you don't have these details, you can contact our Single Point of Access Team (details on the right).

If someone has recently been discharged from mental health services:

If you have been discharged from mental health services in the last 12 months you will have been given as part of your discharge plan what to do if you experience deterioration in your mental health again. This will explain who to contact.

If you have not used our services before:

You can self-refer to steps2change our talking therapies service if you are over the age of 16 and feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed.

If you, or a friend or relative are experiencing mental health problems for the first time and need emergency treatment or advice please go to 111.nhs.uk 

During office hours,  you can contact your general practitioner (GP). Your GP is your family doctor, the doctor you would normally see if you are ill or concerned about any aspect of your health. 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

Mental Health Helpline

Telephone: 0800 001 4331 (open 24/7)

Experiencing life-threatening behaviour?

If the emergency you are experiencing has an immediate life-threatening danger call 999.

If it's not an emergency and you need help, support, or just another person to talk to, please contact our Mental Health Helpline on 0800 001 4331. They are open 24/7 and can support with feelings of low mood, anxiety and stress.

LPFT Single Point of Access Contact Centre

If you are already accessing local mental health services and can't find the contact details for your local care team you can call the Trust's Single Point of Access.

Other useful websites

Link to useful websites and organisations who might be able to help

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