Our SUF offices will be closed from:
3pm, Wednesday, 20th December 2017
9.30am, Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.
If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe over this holiday period, please seek immediate help.
If you feel you cannot cope and that you cannot 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, although these are not currently 24/7 services.
If Psychiatric liaison are not there when you visit, the A & E staff will assess you and can then call the mental health assessment team, known as the Access & Assessment Team, who will see you in A & E, to assess your mental health and well-being needs.
If you need some support right now, but don’t want to go to A&E, you can:
Contact the Samaritans on freephone 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day). They are open 24 hours and are there to listen. The Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.
You can phone, email, write a letter to the Samaritans, and in most cases, you can talk to someone face to face.
Contact your GP for an emergency appointment or the out of hours team.
Call NHS 111.
Contact the Suffolk Access & Assessment Team (NSFT) on:
0300 123 1334