Help in a crisis

People living in the Black Country now have easier access to a specialist mental health helpline with the introduction of a new freephone number.

The NHS mental health crisis helpline is run by Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.

Particularly suited to those who feel like they need urgent help, the helpline is manned by specialist mental health staff that will provide advice, support and signposting over the phone.

Existing service users are encouraged to maintain their usual route of contact.

People can access the 24/7 freephone number by calling 0800 008 6516.

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