If you are, or someone you know is, in crisis please phone one of the helplines below
Mental Health Team
Referrals to our Mental Health Team can be made by your doctor, or another health professional.
Or, you can contact your local Health and Social Care Partnership office and ask for a referral.
What happens next?
After referral, we will work with you to assess your needs and wishes. With this information we will create a support plan. You may receive support from a service arranged by us.
Self-directed support will provide you with a range of options, including receiving a direct payment to enable you to buy support services of your choice.
Will I be charged?
There may be a charge for support services. Your care manager will discuss this with you. We will always take your ability to pay into account.
If you care for someone with mental health problems a carer's assessment will look at your needs, and support you may require, to continue providing care.
The support of an independent advocate can help you to express your opinions or wishes.
Our Choose Life co-ordinator works with individuals, communities and organisations to raise awareness of suicide. Through the provision of 'Safe Talk' and 'ASIST' (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) training we help people to recognise the signs of someone in distress and give them the confidence to intervene.
If you, or your organisation, would like information on suicide prevention and training, call our Choose Life Co-ordinator on: 01505 685657.
If you are worried that someone is suicidal, ask them. It could save their life.