Emergency Contacts

Please note that SWEDA does not operate an emergency service.  The team are in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the phone is not manned on the other days, however there is an answer phone if you would like to leave us a message. 

IN CASE OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY please call 999.

If you require support and you are unable to reach us, please try the following:

Community Mental Health Services

If you are already receiving support from mental health services you should have a care plan. This will include details of your local CMHT and who you should contact in a crisis.  If in doubt, contact your GP.

Emotional support

If you feel that you need to talk to someone immediately for emotional support, then you may find a telephone support line useful. Some to try are:

Samaritans

Offering emotional support 24 hours a day

Tel: 116 123 

Web: www.samaritans.org

Sane Line

Offering specialist mental health emotional support 6-11pm everyday.

You can also email through their website.

Tel: 0845 767 8000

Web: www.sane.org.uk


“I had consistently been losing weight for more than 8 months and had become accustomed to eating very little. This triggered a return of my anorexia, after a 20-year period of recovery. SWEDA were able to offer me an appointment the very next day. When we met I was feeling very ill and frightened.I spoke to them about my fears, but then took the decision to go to my doctor on the way home. I was admitted to hospital within a few days.”

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