What to do in a crisis

If the person you are caring for is approaching a crisis you could first

  • Seek advice and support from their GP. (If you do not know the number, you can find this in the telephone directory or by phoning NHS 111 by dialling 111) or,
  • If appropriate contact the team they are under the care of, at Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust.

If it is an emergency where the person’s physical health is at risk, or if you or someone else is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury:

  • Contact the Emergency Services by dialling 999 and stating which service you require.
  • The Accident & Emergency Department at the Northern General Hospital is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Out of Hours

You can contact our Out of Hours Team for information and advice who will help decide the best course of action. This can be accessed via the Trust’s 24 hour switchboard on 0114 271 6310.

Please see the leaflet Mental Health Crisis