Urgent Help for Mental Health Crisis

Feeling suicidal

If you’re feeling suicidal, please stop long enough to read this – it will only take a moment.

The fact you’re here at this minute means you’re still unsure; while a part of you wants to die, a part of you wants to live. You’re not a bad person, weak-willed, or worthless because you’re feeling this way. It only means you’ve had more pain than you feel you can cope with.

If you feel at risk of harming yourself or others – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency department or contact one of the following services:

  • Contact your GP (they will have an emergency number if they are closed)
  • Call the Samaritans for free on 116 123, they offer confidential, emotional support to anyone experiencing distress 24 hours a day.
  • Access the Samaritans website here (Opens in a new window)

First Response

Crisis Mental Health Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • This service is for people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis and needing urgent help.
  • You do not have to have used any mental health services before.
  • Where possible the person who is experiencing the crisis should contact but when this is not possible they accept calls from the person concerned about someone.

Freephone: 0800 952 1181

Website: www.bdct.nhs.uk/services/first-response/

Link to First response PDF

  • text Shout to 85258 - giveusashout.org: free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis