Over the festive period we at Inclusion Barnet are taking a short break. We will have a very small number of staff working from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd December and the office will be completely closed from Friday 23rd December until Tuesday 3rd January. During this time we’ll be unable to respond to your queries, but if you’re in need of urgent support, please have a look at the resources below.
If your life is at risk right now
If you feel in need of urgent medical help, that you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, please contact emergency services as follows:
- call 999 for an ambulance
- go straight to A&E, if you can
Both of these services are open 24/7
If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you. Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.
If you’re in crisis:
- You can contact Barnet, Enfield, Haringey Mental Health Trust – Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Telephone Service: 0800 151 0023.
If you need someone to talk to
- Contact Samaritans on 116 123 or email email@example.com. The phone line is open 24/7, and Samaritans aims to respond to emails within 24 hours. Find out more about Samaritans.
- Text SHOUT to 85258. This Crisis Text line is open 24/7, and aims to respond to messages within five minutes.
If you are worried about domestic abuse
- Contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or phone them on 0808 2000 247. The Helpline is open 24/7. The availability of other contact methods varies; please visit the above link for further information.
If you don’t have enough food
- You can find your nearest foodbank on Barnet Council’s Foodbank Directory Page or on the Young Barnet Foundation foodbank page
Further Information and resources
You can find additional details of support available on Barnet Council’s Cost of Living page and their Household Support Scheme page. Please note that some services may be closed or operating a reduced service over the festive period.
We have also written a blog post about the Cost of Living crisis, with resources, advice and support available. This is aimed at community organisations to help the people they support, but residents might find it useful too.