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Please note that Acorn Psychotherapy is not a crisis service, and we are unable to respond to emergency situations between sessions. If you have a medical emergency, or feel that your safety is at risk, you should call 999 immediately. 

If you have a medical problem which is urgent but not life-threatening, and you are not sure what to do, you can call 111 to get in touch with the NHS 111 service. You could also call your GP or out-of-hours GP service to access crisis team support. The following organisations may be of help with non-urgent care and support:

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Support with alcohol-related problems, including support via phone on 0800 9177 650 and email at


Support for coping with suicidal feelings, including the CALM helpline on 0800 58 58 58 and webchat service.


Confidential helpline on 0800 1111 and online support and resources for anyone in the UK under the age of 19.


Information and support for people living with a mental health illness, including an information line on 0300 123 3393. 


Confidential suicide prevention advice for young people, including a helpline on 0800 068 41 41.

Rethink Mental Illness 

Support for people affected by mental health illness, including  an advice helpline on 0300 5000 927 and online resources.


Confidential listening service open to everyone which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 116 123.

Staying Safe

Support and guidance on creating a Safety Plan to help manage suicidal feelings.