I am worried about someone

The person I am worried about is behaving in a way which may be a risk to themselves or someone else. What should I do?

If there is an immediate danger call 999 now.

If the person has had previous contact with mental health services in Leeds, do they have a crisis plan with contact details?

If you are unable to find the plan, call Leeds Crisis Assessment Service (CAS) on 0300 300 1485. Leeds CAS is a 24 hour assessment service for people 18 years and over. You will speak to a highly trained clinician who will ask a series of questions to assess the needs of the person you are worried about. It is helpful if the person you are calling about knows you are calling and, if possible, would be willing to speak themselves.

If the person has not had any previous contact with mental health services in Leeds: call 111. A trained adviser will ask you a series of questions about the person you are worried about and immediately direct you to the best service to support their needs.

The person I am worried about is not behaving in a way which may be a risk (to themselves or someone else) but I am still very concerned about them. What can I do?

Do you want to talk to them about your worries but need some help?

If the person has had previous contact with mental health services in Leeds: ask them if they have a current care plan. The plan will have contact details for the person's support worker who they can call to discuss and log any concerns.

If the person has not had any previous contact with mental health services in Leeds: the person you are worried about should speak to their GP. There's more information about when someone should go to their GP and help with how to prepare for an appointment here.

You can speak to their GP and log your concerns, but the GP will not be able to discuss any personal details about their health or care with you.

How are you feeling? Do you need emotional support?

Carers Leeds is the organisation that supports unpaid carers in Leeds. Are you helping a friend or family member due to their illness, disability, mental health issue or a substance misuse problem?

Yes? Then you are one of 72,000 unpaid carers in Leeds. And Carers Leeds is here to support you.

Call Connect helpline on 0808 800 1212 (free phone) 6pm-2am every night. Trained volunteers and workers based in Leeds can provide compassionate, non-judgemental support and can give information about other services, if needed.

The Samaritans helpline can listen to you - call 116 123 (freephone). Open 24 hours.

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