What should I do if I need to see someone urgently?
If, right now, you are feeling that you cannot cope, or even feeling suicidal, you may need urgent or immediate help. You may need to contact (or ask someone else to contact for you) one of the following services.
- Your GP (or their out-of-hours service)
- Your nearest NHS walk-in centre (there is a service near the University's Edgbaston Campus located on Katie Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6JG)
- Your local A&E department at your nearest hospital
- The Samaritans (call FREE on 116 123 from a UK landline or mobile phone)
In emergencies, you may also need to phone for an ambulance (999). If the issues affecting you are connected with your mental health, state this when you request emergency support.
Please remember to only call an ambulance if you really feel that you – or someone you care about – are imminently at risk of danger to themselves or another person.
The Counselling and Wellbeing services are not an emergency services - if you feel you need immediate help, and feel that you cannot wait until our next available assessment appointment (usually 24-48 hours), then you are strongly advised to contact the above services.
The following external services may also be useful, dependant on your situation:
- For support coping with mental health difficulties contact Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393
- For help dealing with suicidal thoughts or feelings contact HOPELineUK or www.studentsagainstdepression.org
- If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, contact Horizon SARC (Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis support) for confidential advice/counselling/screening, call 24-hours on 0808 1685698
- If you are dealing with alcohol and/or drug abuse and need further support, contact Reach Out Recovery Birmingham on 0121 227 5890