Crisis services

If you are currently in crisis, please look into the following services who are available to help. Do not be ashamed or afraid to ask for support at this difficult time – we are all human and compassion is a basic human right.

Local services:

Make an appointment to see your GP

Call NHS 111 and press option 2 for the Cambridge & Peterborough Mental Health Crisis team

Attend A&E at Addenbrookes hospital 

National services:

The Samaritans are available to talk on the telephone or text 24 hours a day – call 116 123 for free or go to

Young adults can find support online 24 hours a day at:

Shout (for children, young people and adults)
Text Shout to 85258 (UK), 24 hours a day
More info:

Or Childline (for children and young people only)
0800 1111 (UK), 24 hours a day
chat: chat online email


Making a safety plan

If you are feeling suicidal, having suicidal thoughts or feeling very hopeless about the future, it helps to make a plan to keep yourself safe during this period. These thoughts and feelings are passing through and you will feel better soon. Meanwhile, make a safety plan online here.