It’s important to know that support is available for anyone who self-harms or is thinking about self-harming, as well as help and advice for their friends and family.

If you need support, our mental health and wellbeing team are available 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, please contact them on 01695 713248 or to self-refer please click here.

Please use the following links to numerous websites that offer advice and information for those self harming with free self help resources and apps to help support those.

Need Help Now

Do you feel your life is at risk right now

Please note our website is NOT monitored 24/7 and we can't provide help and support outside of our business hours.  If you feel suicidal, or you have seriously harmed yourself and need urgent medical help. Please:

  • Call 999 for an ambulance
  • Go straight to A&E, if you can
  • Or call your local home treatment team if you have their number

If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.

Don’t want to call 999

If you need urgent advice but can keep yourself safe for a short while:

  • Contact NHS 111
  • contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment. 
  • contact a local urgent mental health helpline. This service is currently only available in England.

Need someone to talk to NOW

Whatever you're going through, there are people right now you can talk to. You can:

The above FREE services are for anyone who is struggling, they are non- judgemental, it's anonymous and they are always open.


Birchwood has taken all possible steps to ensure that the information provided on this directory is helpful, accurate and up to date. However, the information given on this website is not comprehensive and there may be inadvertent errors for which we apologise. There are links within the directory that take you to external websites which are not managed by the Birchwood and therefore we have no control of their content or changes in their services such as opening times.