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In crisis? Feeling desperate?

If you are in crisis, there are many places you can turn to for help and a variety of services and support available to help you.

Confide in someone

We know that talking and sharing your worries and feelings is really important, so talking to a friend, colleague or family member can help you to feel like you are not alone. Being with or in contact with someone you trust can be very reassuring.

Contact your GP

An important starting point is to visit your GP. If you want to book an emergency appointment use the 'Find Your Nearest' resource below to find your GP's number. Out of normal working hours you can contact the Cumbria Health on Call (CHOC) service detailed below.

Contact your Key worker

If you already have a key worker or support worker, Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) or Social Worker you should contact them first, they will already have some knowledge about you.

If you do not know how to contact them ring the Cumbria Partnership Direct number shown below.

Help & Resources

South Lakeland (Kendal) Community Mental Health Team

Garburn House
Westmorland General Hospital
Burton Road
Kendal
LA9 7RG
Telephone: 01539 715013

Emergency Services

You can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive. Telephone: 999 - calls to this number are free.

Find Your Nearest

Find your nearest hospital, Accident and Emergency department (A&E), GP practice, pharmacist, dentist or optician.

NHS direct

24-hour telephone helpline staffed by health professionals. Telephone: 111

Out of Hours GP Support

Call your doctor's surgery to be redirected automatically, or contact Cumbria Health On Call directly on the number below.
Patients using Typetalk please call 18001 03000 247 247
Telephone: 03000 247 247

Samaritans

24-hour telephone helpline offering emotional support. Telephone: 08457 90 90 90.