Mental Health Crisis

Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by Friday, 15 December 2023. The information shown here may be outdated.

StayAlive app

The StayAlive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK. It can be used by those who are having thoughts of suicide, as well as those who are concerned about someone else who may have suicidal ideas.

Features of the app include:

  • strategies for staying safe
  • how to help a person thinking about suicide
  • access to local and national support.

All guidance and information within the app is reviewed and updated every six months, and the app is fully compliant with GDPR and international data management standards.

Andy's Man Club

Andy’s Man Club offers weekly free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18. There is a group in Barnet and in Camden.


Samaritans offers 24-hour support for patients. The Samaritans number (116 123) should be given to patients routinely in crisis.

Area specific guidance for Barnet

The first-line service for patients in crisis presenting to GPs is the Adult Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT). The second-line service is Sanctuary Barnet.

Your Health Barnet offers emergency and crisis support and guidance on how to have a healthy mind

Area specific guidance for Islington

Islington Mind has created a bank of suicide awareness and prevention resources to support healthcare professionals to better prevent suicide.

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Review date: Friday, 15 December 2023