Emergency Support over Christmas


Emergency Support over Christmas

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Here at Suffolk User Forum we understand that Christmas can be a difficult time for some and particularly this year with the COVID-19 pandemic we can feel even more isolated. 

Our ‘Emergency Support over Christmas’ document lists a lot of the organisations who are still offering support over the Christmas and New Year period.

Click the ‘Download’ button at the top of this post to view our list of Emergency Support over Christmas.

Please remember, if you feel you are unable to keep yourself safe, and that your life is at immediate risk please call 999, or ask someone else to contact 999 for you, or ask them to take you to A&E immediately. You can go to Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich or to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds. Both Hospitals have a Psychiatric Liaison Team, based in A&E.

The A & E triage nurse will talk to you as part of their assessment and should call the A&E mental health assessment team, known as the Psychiatric Liaison Team, who will come and see you in A&E, to assess your mental health and wellbeing needs.

Both the services below operate 24hrs a day 7 days a week:

• Contact the First Response Service (FRS) for Suffolk and Norfolk, run by Norfolk and
Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) on 0808 196 3494

• Call the Samaritans on 116 123. This number will not show up on your bill.