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 Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is not an emergency service - if you feel you need immediate help, and feel that you cannot wait until our next available Wellbeing Check in or Pause drop in service, based in the Main Library Lounge 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 (Supporting victims of rape or serious sexaul assault) for confidential advice/counselling/screening, call 24-hours on 0800 970 0375
- If you are dealing with alcohol and/or drug abuse and need further support, contact Change Grow Live on 0121 227 5890
- Pause in Digbeth which is the City Centre's drop in service run by the Children's Society for anyone up to the age of 25 to discuss any mental health concerns
- For help with mental health concerns for anyone who lives in Birmigham over 16 contact Birmingham Health Minds or self refer by calling 0121 301 2525. Or text BHM to 60777 to use the call back option.