IRIS is not a crisis service but a support network. If you have a care plan it is best to follow what has been agreed.

If you need urgent help:

  • Remember that 999 is always an option if there is an urgent or imminent risk
     
  • Mental Healthline: Available Monday to Friday 5pm – 9am, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays. Phone 0300 5000 101
     
  • Samaritans: 24 hour emotional support line. Phone 08457 90 90 90 
     
  • SANEline: Emotional support line for people in mental distress. Opening hours: 6pm-11pm everyday. Phone 0845 767 8000