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Having a mental health crisis means different things to different people. You might feel so distressed that you want to harm yourself, or someone else. You might hear unpleasant voices, or feel that people are watching you or trying to hurt you.

In these situations, it's important to get help quickly. Try to stay calm and ask someone for help if you need it.

The information below is here to help you access the right support for you or someone else's needs.

It could help to tell someone you trust, maybe a family member or a friend. They can be with you and help you decide what to do. They can also contact services on your behalf.

'I need help now'

Call us on 0300 300 0099 and you'll be able to speak to someone.

'I need to talk to someone'

The NHS Choices website includes help for suicidal thoughts and advice from the Samaritans about how to start a difficult conversation if you are worried about someone.

If you are already under the care of a Forward Thinking Birmingham service: 

Check your care plan, if you have one. During office hours contact your care coordinator or the duty number for the team that is supporting you.

Finch Road – 0121 255 0110 – view location map

Birmingham Road – 0121 333 8085 – view location map

Oaklands – 0121 333 8342 – view location map

Blakesley – 0121 333 8396 – view location map

Parkview Clinic – 0121 333 9955 (Main Reception) – view location map

Urgent Care CAMHS – 0121 333 6915

Crisis Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) – 0121 333 6627

Other ways of accessing support

The Crisis Café is run by MIND and is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. It is a drop-in service so you don't need an appointment. The cafe is located at MIND's Beechcroft Centre, 501 Slade Road, Erdington B23 7JG.