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If you think you might act on your suicidal feelings you have a number of options to keep yourself safe:
Go to your nearest A&E department at your local hospital
Call 999 and ask for an ambulance - you will be taken to a safe place either by an ambulance or a police vehicle
Get help at home with your local crisis team (read more about how to do this below)
"I want help in my own home”
Your local crisis resolution and home treatment team can support you at your home while you’re having a mental health crisis.
“I am already receiving NHS mental health care”: If you are already being seen by your local NHS services, you should have a crisis plan that tells you who to call when you’re in crisis.
“I am not currently receiving NHS mental health care”: Most crisis teams will only help you if you have been referred to them by a professional. You can ask your GP to refer you to your local crisis resolution and home treatment team. Some crisis teams in the UK will help you without a referral, you will be able to find out whether this is the case where you live by visiting your local NHS trust website.
What is a local crisis team?
Many people find this option preferable to going into A&E or calling 999 as you can stay at home.
A crisis team is made up of lots of different types of mental health professionals all working to support you like a psychiatrist, mental health nurses, social workers and support workers.
Inside your own home, your local crisis team will be able to: