What to do in an Emergency
Contact your General Practitioner (GP) if you are not known to mental health services.
If you, a friend or relative are experiencing mental health problems and need emergency treatment, you should contact your General Practitioner (GP) in the first instance.
Your GP is your family doctor, the doctor you would normally go to see if you are ill or concerned about your health. He or she can usually deal with a mental health problem more quickly and fully than an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
To search for a GP in your area or to find the contact details of your practice please see the doctors section on www.nhs.uk or use the GP chapter in this guide.