Mental Health Support
Cardinal Clinic offers a support service for people who have spent time with us as an in-patient. If you have been an in-patient, you will have been given a Support Card with our phone number on it. Please use it if you need us.
If you have not been an in-patient with us and are experiencing a crisis, the following services may be able to help or you may contact your GP. If you are in a life-threatening situation please visit your local hospital emergency department or phone 999.
Crisis and Contingency Planning
In an emergency, call 999 or go to your local A&E department.
For advice, but not an emergency, call 111.
You can also contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment.
Helpful resource: Stay Alive app.
Local Crisis Support:
Berkshire Mental Health Crisis Team:
Surrey Mental Health Crisis Helpline:
- Phone – 0800 915 4644
- SMS text – 07717 989 024
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for mental health advice and support; Please note this service is only available to adults aged 18 years and over.
Bucks CAMHS (under 21’s) – 01865 901 951
Aylesbury Vale AMHT – 01865 901 287
Chiltern AMHT – 01865 901 344
Safe Havens (provide out-of-hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress).
Are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays in:
Each Safe Haven is also currently offering online services. These are open from 6-11pm, seven days a week. Aldershot is open longer hours at weekends, from 12.30pm-11pm.
Other Safe Haven Information:
Oxford Safe Haven – 01865 903 037
(open 7 days a week from 6pm until 10pm; The referral line is open from 12pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and from 5pm till 9pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.)
Banbury Safe Haven – 01295 270 004 or 07851 246 546
(open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 6.00pm until 10.00pm; referral line is open from 5.00pm on the day of the service and the last entry is at 9.00pm
Buckinghamshire (High Wycombe) Safe Haven – 01494 218098
(open 7 nights a week from 6pm until midnight)
Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury) Safe Haven – 01296 453017
(open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6pm – midnight)
Oxfordshire Mind Information Line – 01865 247 788
(open 9.30am to 4.30pm Mon – Thurs, Fri 9.30am to 4.00pm)
London Crisis Lines:
Crisis line – 0800 328 4444
Central and North West London
Crisis line – 0800 0234 650
Crisis line – 0800 731 2864 (Option 1)
Specialist emotional support, guidance and information for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Phone 0300 304 7000
(open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every day)
Outside these hours, leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of our professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable
PAPYRUS / HOPELINEUK:
For anyone under 35 with thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be having thoughts of suicide (open 9am – midnight every day of the year).
Phone – 0800 068 41 41
Text – 07860 039 967
A listening service to help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles.
Phone – 116 123
(24 hours every day)
How to plan for a crisis:
Phone – 0300 123 3393
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Crisis help search NHS:
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone – 03444 775 774
(Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Text – 07537 416 905
Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone – 0800 58 58 58
(daily, 5pm to midnight)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone – 0300 772 9844
(daily, 10am to 10pm)
24 Crisis Line – 01952 680835
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone – 0808 2000 247
Alcoholics Anonymous national helpline:
Phone– 0800 9177 650
National Gambling Helpline:
Phone: 0808 8020 133
(24 hours, 7 days a week)
Phone: 0300 999 1212
(Every day, 10am to midnight)
UK charity for eating disorders.
Phone – 0808 801 0677 (adults)
Phone – 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Phone – 0808 801 0811 (Students)
(Every day. Weekdays 12 noon – 8pm, weekends 4pm – 8pm)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.