A mental health crisis line has been launched by the Trust to support people living and working in Tower Hamlets.
The mental health crisis line is available 24 hours a day and callers will be given support and advice from mental health professionals. It has been designed as a ‘first port of call’ for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis and to remove the need for those people to seek help via hospital A&E services.
The Tower Hamlets’ mental health crisis line is catered for people who feel their mental health and/or emotional wellbeing is deteriorating or if you are in distress and you need to contact a health professional out of office hours.
Tower Hamlet Mental Health Crisis line
For people living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line is:
020 7771 5807(This is a telephone line only – calls charged at local rates)
Who can call?
- People experiencing a mental health related crisis including those known and those unknown to mental health services
- Carers or friends and relatives of people experiencing the crisis
- NHS 111
- Healthcare professionals
- Mental health and social care services
- Other statutory bodies
“This is a service to help people in Tower Hamlets when they are experiencing a real mental health situation and they cannot reach other healthcare professionals who would normally provide the support they need,” said Edwin Ndlovu, ELFT Borough Director for Tower Hamlets.
Edwin Ndlovu, ELFT Borough Director for Tower Hamlets
Who can call?
♦ People experiencing a mental health related crisis
including those known and those unknown to mental
♦ Carers or friends and relatives of people experiencing
♦ NHS 111
♦ Healthcare professionals
♦ Mental health and social care services
♦ Other statutory bodies
Who answers the calls?
There is one qualified mental health professional taking calls