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Mental health services

Find out how to access NHS mental health services and where to get urgent help.

Urgent advice: If it's an emergency or you need urgent help

  • If you or someone else is in danger, call 999 or go to A&E now
  • If you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency, get help from NHS 111 online or call 111

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You will not be wasting anyone's time.

NHS urgent mental health helplines

Get 24-hour advice and support from a mental health professional, for anyone of any age

NHS therapy and counselling services

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is an NHS service for people in England aged 18 or over. You can talk to your GP about IAPT services or get in touch with them directly without talking to your GP. Psychological therapies can treat conditions like:

  • depression
  • generalised anxiety
  • social anxiety
  • panic and agoraphobia
  • other phobias
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • body dysmorphic disorder

Get NHS therapy and counselling

How to find local mental health services

The support you can get and how you access it depends on where you are

Mental health services for children and young people

Find out about support for mental health for children, young people, parents and carers