In the event of a medical emergency
Contact the Emergency services by calling 999 in the UK or 112 anywhere within Europe. If you are able; attend your closest A&E.
Do you have a speech or hearing impairment?
Have you registered for Emergency 999 to text your request for emergency assistance?
To register for this service, text “Register” to 999 and follow the instructions prior to an emergency occurring.
If your medical concern is of a non urgent nature, you can contact NHS Direct on 111 or contact your doctor to make an appointment.
Feeling low, depressed or suicidal?
The most important thing you can do in a time of crisis is reach out and speak to someone.
The support you need is available right now for the times you may be feeling low and desperate.
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill
The Silver Line – for older people
Call 0800 4 70 80 90
Other assistance is available
If you are not ready to speak to someone that you know, then consider:
Contacting your GP and asking for an Emergency Appointment
Calling 111 NHS out of hours, and they will be able to guide you to the right support
Within Essex you can contact your nearest NHS Crisis line, a full list is available here .
Medway – contact Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team 24/7 on 0300 222 0123 or text 07860 022819
Substance and Alcohol Support Groups
Attending support group’s brings a number of benefits to people such as feeling understood, encouragement and empowerment. These groups run on an anonymity basis and the only requirement to attend is a desire to stop using.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings – Listed in alphabetical order by town name
Cocaine Anonymous (CA) groups in Essex – Listed chronologically from Sunday to Saturday
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups in Essex – Listed chronologically from Sunday to Saturday