Dealing with a Mental Health Emergency
- Talk slowly and calmly.
- Listen attentively.
- Maintain a comfortable distance.
- Contact a colleague as soon as possible.
- Keep a record of the main issues.
- Talk to your line manager, senior warden, or personal tutor, and, if possible, to a Mental Health Adviser or Student Counsellor, afterwards.
Useful helplines for students in distress:
|Samaritans:||08457 90 90 90|
|C.A.L.L.||0800 132 737 (or Text: Help to 81066)|
The Little Blue Book of helpful numbers – Mental Health
Useful tips to support your mental health:
- Take care of your physical health – food and water; fresh air; exercise; rest; shelter.
- Talk to someone, write down your thoughts and feelings, or create pictures.
- Structure your day – try to include an enjoyable pastime, e.g. music, films, crafts, volunteering.
- Be kind to yourself, and others.
- Learn, or practise, a skill.
- Do not keep things which worry you to yourself – seek sources of help and support.