What is a mental health crisis?
Getting help in a mental health crisis
If you are already cared for by mental health services provided by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
- During working hours you should contact the team that coordinates your mental health care on a long term basis. You can locate your service using the service finder.
- If you need urgent mental health support outside of that team’s working hours then you should contact the Crisis Single Point of access on Freephone 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- First contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment. This will allow you to discuss your experiences and situation with someone who can help you to identify what might be happening to you and organise further help for you if you need it.
- If you do not feel that you can wait to see your GP then please contact the C&I Crisis Single Point of Access on Freephone 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service (MHCAS), at St Pancras Hospital
People in mental health crisis should telephone our 24/7 crisis line as usual on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. This service can then advise whether you need emergency attention at MHCAS and direct you here or whether your needs are better met elsewhere. If advised to attend MHCAS you can come straight to our door and no referral is needed.