Need help now?

If you are experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis, there are people who can help you.

Anybody can experience crisis, for many different reasons and in many different ways: You may be feeling overwhelmed by your emotions to the point at which you feel you can’t cope anymore; you may be having thoughts of suicide or self harm; you may also be hearing or seeing things that are frightening you – or perhaps are gripped by anxiety to such an extent that you fear for both your mental and physical health.

Whatever your experience, it is nothing to be ashamed of and talking to someone could be the first step to feeling better.

In an emergency, dial 999. Alternatively you can access a mental health team 24/7 via the new 111 service in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough (see right).

Below are some numbers of other organisations that may be able to help you:

mental-health-crisis People living in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough can now access a new mental health team when they dial 111.


116 123 (UK Freephone)

24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.



0808 808 21 21

7pm to 11pm, 365 days a year.

Cambridgeshire Mental Health Helpline. Free when ringing from all mobiles and landlines.

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

0800 376 0775

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Mind infoline

0300 123 3393

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.


PAPYRUS (charity dedicated to prevention of young suicides) HOPEline

0800 068 41 41

Monday to Fridays — 10am–10pm

Weekends — 2pm–10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm

LGBT Switchboard

24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.


0808 800 5000

Shout – Crisis Text Line

Text 85258


0800 11 11

There are lots of other organisations who offer support to local people with mental health problems. Search our database of mental health resources for more useful contacts.