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If you need urgent help, or you might not be safe

In the emergency services, you’re used to thinking about other people’s safety. But if you feel unable to keep yourself safe and need immediate help, you should use the emergency services yourself. You can do this by calling 999 or by taking yourself to your nearest accident and emergency department.

They’re there for you, the blue light community, just as you’re there for everyone else.

If you need to talk to somebody now

For free, confidential, emotional support:

  • Call 0300 303 4434 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, for trauma and bereavement support from Just B
  • Text BLUELIGHT to 85258
  • Or call 116 123 anywhere, any time, to talk to Samaritans.

Any of these options will put you in touch with a trained volunteer. These services are independent, not connected with your work, and you don’t have to give them your name or details.

Tips to help you cope

If you need ways to help yourself cope in a crisis, there are ideas and practical tools you can use right now, on Mind’s main website. (This will open in a new tab.)

See the tools

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