Where to Seek Help Right Now

Real lives is a funded service and requires referral and setup before support can be provided. If you require help immediately, we hope the links below can help you find a suitable service:



If you are in need of urgent medical assistance please call 999.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans are a free service who will listen and face your problem with you. They are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year:
Call 116 123 for free
More ways to contact on their website at


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere:
Text 85258

Mental Health Foundation

More links & helpful information from the Mental Health Foundation:


General Practitioner

If you have concerns over your general wellbeing whether physical or mental, please make an appointment to see your GP (at the Doctor’s Surgery – they may be able to provide home visits in exceptional circumstances). Your GP will be able to assess and provide further referal or sign-posting to the relevant service:


Information from Mind, the mental health charity:

Trent PTS

Trent PTS for psychological therapies:
Refer yourself at


Support for Veterans of the Armed Forces:

Nottingham Womens Centre

Nottingham Womens Centre is run by women, for women:

Nottingham Recovery Network

Nottingham Recovery Network provides a single point of free support, advice and treatment to people who use alcohol and drugs in a problematic way across Nottingham City.


Nottingham Recovery College

Nottingham Recovery College offer a range of courses aimed at people who are living with mental health challenges:

Ask LiON

ASK LiON for activities and support in Nottingham:

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself lists activities and support available across Nottinghamshire:

Self Help UK

Self Help UK supports and promotes self help:


Real Lives provides personal support to people in their homes and communities, it is funded by social or health care budgets or by the individual privately. To find out more about what support Real Lives can provide, please visit our Services page.


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