In an emergency, if you or someone else is at risk or harm, call 111. This number is free to call.
If you require urgent or crisis mental health care in Canterbury, Freephone 0800 920 092, (24 hours, 7 days a week).
For children and youth mental health emergencies; talk to Child, Adolescent, and Family Emergency (CAFEm):
You can call your general practice team (the local medical centre you visit for non-urgent health issues) 24/7 and receive advice after-hours from a registered nurse. If you do not have a GP visit Finding a GP/doctor for more info on how to enroll.
Many helplines are available for immediate assistance. Call or text whenever you need help:
Page last updated: 17 August 2022
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