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 come across 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 hours local and national helplines
Phone: 116 123 – free to call
Text: 07725 909090
Samaritans Bristol website

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)

Suicide Prevention Bristol (

Talk Club

A talking and listening club for men.

Talk Club (


Find local support groups in your area

Groups In Your Area (

Bristol Sanctuary

A safe, welcoming place for people who are experiencing severe emotional distress. Open Thursday-Monday from 5pm-midnight at Gloucester House, Dorian Way, Southmead. Telephone 07790295661 or email