Start getting help

If you are experiencing mental health problems for the first time and think that you might need treatment, you should speak to your GP (family doctor). They will be able to refer you to our services if appropriate.

If you are not registered with a GP, visit where you can find details of GPs in your area.

Help and support 24/7 (Single Point of Access)

If you already use our services, you can call our 24/7 Helpline on 0300 1234 244 for help from trained mental health professionals around the clock.

GPs and other health professionals can also call this number, known as the Single Point of Access, for referral advice.

Our patient advice and liaison service (PALS) can also help with all kinds of questions and problems you may be experiencing with your care.

You can contact PALS on the freephone number 0800 064 3330 or by email at

Recovering from mental health problems

If you’re recovering from a mental illness, returning to the community after a stay in hospital, or if you care for someone who has mental health problems, you’ll find information in this section to help with day to day issues.

You may need advice about finances, issues at work or making sure all your needs are properly assessed.