Urgent help

What to do in an emergency

If there’s an emergency or you’re worried about the person you care for during office hours, the first place to ring is your GP.

Alternatively, call The Samaritans on 116 123 or use the 24-hour mental health telephone support line run by South London and Maudsley NHS Trust on 0800 731 2864, option 1.

You can find more advice on the South London and Maudsley crisis support page.

You can contact Lambeth SPA for assessment and connection with other services
Website: Lambeth Single Point of Access
Call: 0800 090 2456

Going to hospital

There is a 24 hour Accident and Emergency psychiatric liaison service at St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College Hospital:

St Thomas Hospital Accident and Emergency Department
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

King’s College Hospital Accident and Emergency Department
Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS


Other useful organisations and numbers

Lambeth Social Services: 020 7926 1000

South London and Maudsley mental health support line: 0800 731 2864 option 1

NHS Health Enquiries: 111

Samaritans: 116 123

Mind: 0300 123 3393 (open 9am to 6pm)

National Drugs Helpline: 0800 77 66 00 (also known as Talk to Frank), 24 hours.

National Drinkline: 0800 917 82 82

Carers UK Careline: 0808 808 7777