Help in a Crisis
If you feel, helpless, hopeless or unable to cope, you may start to think about self-harm or suicide. Such thoughts and feelings can be frightening and overwhelming – please do reach out and ask for help.
Alternatively, please contact the Counselling & Mental Health Service and we will respond to you as quickly as we can and provide you with a confidential and safe place to talk and be heard.
- Email us: email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us: +44 (0)1274 235 750
- Call our Health Assured helpline on 0800 028 3766 (available 24 hours per day)
- Register with us
- Look through our Self-Help resources
- Read this guide on How to Cope with Suicidal Thoughts from Rethink Mental Illness
Contact your own GP (doctor). If you are not registered our local medical practice is Bradford Student Health
In a mental health crisis, call Bradford NHS First Response on 01274 221181. A telecoach will answer and quickly assess your needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call NHS Choices 111 or visit their website NHS 111 service
- Call the Health Assured Helpline on 0800 028 3766 (24 hour, free, confdiential)
- Call the Samaritans (24 hour national helpline) on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website
Text "Shout" to 85258 - giveusashout.org: free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis
University security: +44(0) 1274 23 8888 or non-emergency 6999
- Bradford College security: +44(0) 1274 43 3090 or in an emergency dial 555 from a college phone
Download SafeZone to your mobile phone to request help and alert University of Bradford security staff
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If you are in danger and are able to talk, dial “999” to speak with an operator.
If you are in danger and are unable to talk or signal your call is an emergency, dial “999 55” to be put through to the police, otherwise your call may be terminated. To ascertain your situation and location, the police may ask questions that can be answered by tapping your phone.
The police may not be able to trace your call. Calls from a landline phone are linked to an address, however, calls from mobiles will only show your general location.
Please look through our Self-Help page for more information, advice, and support relating to these and other issues.
Mental health emergency and suicide risk response protocol
If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact our team.