I need urgent help but it's not a crisis

Contact your GP or NHS 111 and explain why you need urgent help

If you urgently need help for your mental health but you’re not considering harming yourself or others, you can get support from your local GP. Contact them and tell them you need an emergency same-day appointment. Tell them the reason why you need urgent help. 

If you’re on campus you can ask for an urgent same-day appointment at St Philips Medical Centre even if you’re not registered with them.  

If the surgery isn’t open, call NHS 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser on the phone. Don’t worry if you don’t know what kind of help to ask for – tell them what’s happening and they'll give you advice and connect you with the correct service as appropriate.  

If you have urgent mental health needs, find your local 24/7 mental health crisis line

LSE Security can also offer help 24/7.

Support at LSE 

You can talk to LSE's Student Wellbeing, Disability and Mental Health Services for support:

Arrange an appointment

Other people to talk to 

External services providing urgent mental health support include: 

  • Spectrum Life - 24/7 mental health support line for students, they can put you in touch with clinically trained counsellors or psychotherapists. Freephone: 0808 189 01 03 SMS/WhatsApp: 00353 873690010  
  • Samaritans - who offer free 24/7 support by email or on the phone if you’re struggling to cope 
  • Shout - free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis (text Shout to 85258)   
  • Nightline - a confidential and anonymous listening and practical information service run by students for students, offering support via phone, email and text.  
  • You can contact the Listening Place for face-to-face support and online and telephone support 


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