Mental Health Emergency (Children & Young People)
If your young person is open to TaMHS or CAMHS and you are concerned about their mental health in office hours (Monday to Friday 9-5), we would advise that you contact CAMHS or TaMHS in the first instance. They will be able to offer advice and support and help your young person get what they need.
If your young person is not open to CAMHS or TaMHS we would advise that you see your GP. Your GP will be able to refer you to the most appropriate service and offer advice to manage whilst this happens.
If an emergency happens out of hours (after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays) we would advise that you call your out of hours GP or if medical advice is needed 111. Your out of hours GP or 111 will be able to offer advice and support to help you manage an emergency.
If your young person has significantly hurt themselves or you feel they may be at significant risk of harm due to their mental health, whether or not they are open to CAMHS/TaMHS, you should access your local A+E department or call 999.
Tel: 01865 903422
Tel: 01793 612969
Swindon & District Samaritans
6 Curtis Street
Tel: 01793 527373
Swindon Advice and Support Centre
Tel: 01793 432031
Sane: a leading UK mental health charity
Young Minds: The voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing