Urgent help

If you’re under 18 and experiencing a mental health crisis, don’t worry, help is available.

A mental health crisis can include:

  • Recurrent and distressing thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
  • Struggling to cope with extreme emotional distress that won’t stop.
  • Concerns that your mental health puts you or others at risk of harm.

Children's and young people’s mental health specialists are based in A&E departments, 9am-9pm seven days a week at:

  • Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1FR
  • Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR
  • Newham Hospital, Glen Road, Plaistow, London E13 8SL

If you are in crisis outside these hours please go to A&E at your nearest hospital and you will be seen by a mental health specialist, or contact our Crisis Line.

Children and young people, and anyone worried about them, can also call the 24-hour City and Hackney Crisis Line to speak with a professional:

0208 432 8020.