Urgent support

When you or someone you know is in crisis, serious and immediate risk to themselves or others you may need help very quickly, contact the ambulance or police by dialling 999.

If you feel like you are not coping speak to someone straight away.

Tell someone you trust how you are feeling so they can support you to get the right help
Call your Doctor
Visit Accident and Emergency at the local hospital if you feel like you might seriously harm yourself

Local mental health partnerships crisis lines for people already being seen by mental health services:
Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree 0330 726 0130
Colchester and Tendring 0330 726 1800

Any student can contact the Wellbeing Support Line 24/7 on 0800 970 5020 or +44 141 271 from abroad.

For anyone over 18 needing someone to talk to:

Samaritans local helpline: 01245 357357
Samaritans national helpline: 116 123

The Samaritans offers a listening service to those going through a personal crisis and wanting to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings. There’s someone to talk to 24 hours a day. Calls made to the national helpline are charged at local call rates from anywhere in the country.

There is a lot of good information on the Students against depression site: