Mental Health - urgent - need help now
Contact details of where to go in an emergency situation.
Your first stop should always be your local GP, who will be familiar with your medical history and able to direct you appropriately. Out of normal surgery hours, most surgeries have an answering machine message referring you to out-of-hours telephone numbers.
If you don’t have a GP, NHS Choices has a list of Richmond and Twickenham GPs where you can find the nearest one to you.
South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
If you're an existing patient of the Trust, in an emergency call your care co-ordinator during office hours or call Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000 (9am - 5pm Mondayto Friday, 24 hours Saturday and Sunday).
Accident & Emergency
Go to the Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) at Kingston Hospital or West Middlesex University Hospital and explain your difficulty. Teddington Memorial Hospital has a walk-in centre and Queen Mary's Roehampton has a Minor Injuries Unit but neither has A&E.
Adult Social Care
In an emergency out of normal office hours contact the Adults Emergency Duty Team. Telephone 020 8744 2442, Minicom 0845 600 7752 or Type Talk 1800 1 020 8744 9414. A trained Social Worker will speak to you over the phone to assess the situation and decide the best course of action.
In an emergency, ring 999 for immediate help from the Ambulance, Fire or Police.
The Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Phone 08457 90 90 90 or the Kingston office on 0208399 6676.
You can also call NHS Direct 24 hours a day on 0845 4647.