Service Description

This service is all about restoring hope for young people aged 10-25 in the Emergency Department (A&E) and beyond because of self-harm and suicide attempt.

  • Quality time, care, and compassion
  • Young people are able to engage with treatment and recover a sense of hope
  • It’s not a replacement for clinical treatments.

Emerge Advocacy 

Emerge projects are running in the Royal Surrey, East Surrey, Epsom, and Frimley Park hospitals.  A similar project is run by the charity 'east to west' in St Peter's Hospital.

Emerge supports young people who are currently in the hospital because of self-harm, a suicide attempt, or emotional crisis. We can keep you company, play a game, and chat about whatever you like to help you through your time in hospital. We don’t ask any awkward questions!

We also offer follow-up support for up to three months after you leave hospital where you can meet up with one of our team for informal, friendly chats at a time and place that suits you.

Our support is provided by specially trained volunteers and a small staff team. We’re available in hospitals from 7pm to 11pm and you can find out which evenings we’re in your hospital by checking our website or the publicity materials within the hospital.

Requests for support

You can contact us directly or ask a member of hospital staff if that’s easier. If we are not available when you call, you can always leave us a message and we will get back to you ASAP, but please be aware that our phone lines are not monitored 24/7 and if you are looking for urgent crisis support, do contact emergency services or call the Mindworks Surrey 24/7 Crisis Line.  If we didn't get to meet you in hospital, we might still be able to offer our follow up support.  You can request this via our website -

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