Crisis Links

The counselling service offered by Matt Brooks Counselling is by appointment only and is not suitable for anyone needing urgent psychological or medical assistance. If you are having thoughts of self-harm, suicide or feelings of extreme distress it is essential that you seek immediate assistance. This may be from your GP, the NHS Mental health services, the emergency services (Dial 999), or by contacting one of the organisations listed below:

NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline

Help is available from a professional in your local NHS mental health service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  A Web form is available to help you find the best contact number for you in your area


Free Phone support available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Emails will be responded to within 24 hours

Tel : 116 123

email :


Offers advice and support to everyone experiencing mental health problems.

Emergency Advice

Crisis Coping Tools

Tel : 0300 123 3393


Confidential support available any time day or night. UK Mobile users can text for free:

Txt : 85258

Sane Line

Provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. Phone lines open between 4:30 pm and 10:30 pm

Tel : 0300 304 7000


National charity that works with under 35’s who are having suicidal feelings.  Helpline open 9am to 12am every day of the year

Tel : 0800 068 4141

Email :


A Confidential and free helpline for older people (aged 55 and over). Open 24 hours a day, all year round

Tel : 0800 4 70 80 90

The Mix

Offers phone, group chat and discussion board support to under 25's. Phone support available 3pm to 12 am every day

Tel : 0808 808 4994

Email : Webform

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