Find help now
Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are prioritising our crisis services. We are, however, providing virtual and telephone assessments where possible.
If you need mental health support now, the freephone telephone number 08081 966798 (also listed below) can be called 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by both service users and carers. Call 999 in a medical emergency – when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Other sources of help:
NHS Mental Health Access Hubs:
Telephone Number: Freephone 08081 966798
(Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week).
Description: Mental Health Access Hubs provide access to all adult mental health services. A team member will explore and triage the nature of your crisis with you and, if appropriate, will make arrangements for a clinician to meet with you. The team comprises a range of experienced NHS staff and clinicians with specific expertise in crisis and de-escalation interventions. The Mental Health Access Hubs have access to services across Coventry and Warwickshire which can support and advise you. Visit the Mental Health Access Hub webpage to find out more about how they work.
Specific Information for Children and Young People -- Rise Crisis & Home Treatment Team:
Telephone Number Freephone 08081 966798 (select Option 2)
Description: The Rise Crisis & Home Treatment team (Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust) provides multi-disciplinary support to children and young people (under 18s) who present in mental health crisis.
For urgent calls for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis please contact the Rise Crisis Team between 8am-8pm 7 days a week. Outside of these hours our advice-only service is available, providing support 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. More information about children and young people's mental health can be found on the Coventry and Warwickshire Rise website.
The Rise Crisis & Home Treatment team (Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust) provide multi-disciplinary support to children and young people (under 18s) who present in mental health crisis.
Voluntary and Community Sector Support Helpline provided by 'Wellbeing for Warwickshire' in Coventry and Warwickshire
Telephone Number: 0800 616 171 (Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week).
Description: This confidential helpline provides emotional support to residents in Coventry and Warwickshire. It connects you with highly skilled, trained and compassionate staff that can offer you a listening ear and can put you in touch with a wider network of support provided by the voluntary sector in collaboration with the Trust. This service also provides webchat functionality if you feel speaking with someone over the phone is too difficult.
Other sources of Mental Health Support
- If you are having thoughts about suicide and need to talk to someone, you can speak to Samaritans by calling 116 123, for free, or by visiting their website.
- StayingSafe.net offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience.The website provides vital ‘ Safety Plan' guidance tools jointly funded by NHS England, with easy to print / online templates and guidance video tutorials designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.
- For mental health support, we also recommend looking at the Stay Alive app.
- The Dear Life website provides local and national support and self-help for anyone who needs help now, is worried about someone else or has been bereaved.
- The Zero Suicide Alliance now offers free online suicide prevention training. The training takes 20 minutes to complete and will give you the skills that could lead to a life being saved.
- If you are concerned about the mental health of someone you know, please see some advice and guidance from Shining a Light on Suicide.
- Coventry Safe Haven is open from 6pm to 11pm every day. Book an appointment on 07850 901146. Find out more:
Coventry Haven Poster Winter 2020.pdf [pdf] 662KB
Coventry Haven Poster Oct 2020.pdf [pdf] 187KB
- Warwickshire Safe Haven is open from 6pm to 11pm every day. Book an appointment by calling 024 7771 4554, 07970 042270 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more:
- For more information about the local support available, please download the flyer below:
Find out what local support is available.pdf [pdf] 272KB
When to dial 999:
Call 999 in a medical emergency – when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Medical emergencies can include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
For more information about when to call 999, please click here.
Other options in a non life-threatening emergency:
If you or the person you are with does not need immediate medical attention, please consider other options before dialling 999:
- self care at home
- talking to a pharmacist
- calling your GP