In an emergency please call 999

If you need immediate help:

Please call the Bristol Mental Health’s Crisis Line on 0300 555 0334, open 24 hours a day, every day.

Crisis Support:

If you encounter someone in crisis, the following agencies should be considered for assistance.

  • Out of hours GP services or NHS 111
  • Accident and emergency
  • The ambulance service – Call 999

If the person in question is receiving specialist mental health support already, then call the emergency desk team for advice: AWP switchboard 01225 325680

Other helpful resources and support available:


If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07860 039967


MindLine telephone helpline 

Out-of-hours confidential listening service
Freephone: 0808 808 0330
Seven days a week, 7pm – 11pm

Samaritans Bristol

24-hour local and national helplines
Phone: 116 123 – free to call
Text: 07725 909090

Suicide Prevention Bristol

Suicide prevention charity that helps anyone with thoughts of suicide via telephone (ASSISTLine), social media & out in the community.

0800 689 5652 (in an emergency, always call 999 first)

Talk Club

Talk Club is a UK male mental health charity helping men to improve their mental health.


Find local support groups in your area. Their mission is to deliver a better life for people severely affected by mental illness. With a network of groups, services and advice lines are on hand to get you the support you need.

Bristol Sanctuary

A safe, welcoming place for people experiencing severe emotional distress, Gloucester House, Dorian Way, Southmead, is open Thursday through Monday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Telephone 07790295661 or email

Rehab 4 Addition

Help and assistance for those seeking help for alcoholism and drug addiction in Bristol, include alcohol rehab in Bristol and detoxification.