Find out more about our Emerge Projects.

Our youth workers provide short term support for young people who find themselves in A&E because they are struggling with self-harm or feeling suicidal. This support is purposely non-clinical, our teams are there to be with you during your time in hospital and afterwards but we don’t replace the support of the NHS or any other service. On any given night, you would normally find us playing a game like Uno, doing colouring or generally hanging out and having random chats with young people to help them through their admission. We don’t ask any questions about why you’re there and don’t make any decisions about what should happen next. Our aim it to ease and brighten your evening and bring a #VoiceOfHope ūüôā

Please remember, we’re not a crisis line, if you need urgent support in crisis, call 999 or go to your nearest hospital A&E.

Just so you know, our phone project lines are staffed during project opening hours, emails will be responded to asap but not necessarily the same day.

We’re proud to have Emerge Projects at the following hospitals…

Royal Surrey County Hospital

At the Royal Surrey County Hospital, we’re open 11am – 3pm and 7pm – 11pm,¬†Monday to Saturday.

If you’re at the Royal Surrey, feel free to ring us any time on 07534 331 455 and leave a message. We’ll get back to you ASAP!

Drop us an email at: hellorsch@emergeadvocacy.com

At St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, the team are there Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 7pm – 11pm, run by local charity, east to west.

Just ask a member of staff about seeing us, and we’ll be there for you.

(This project does not have a published phone number)

Drop us an email at: emerge@easttowest.org.uk

We’re in the process of building our support at Medway Maritime Hospital, but the team are there to support you 7pm – 11pm Tuesday to Thursday to come and be with you in hospital.

Give us a call on 07983 136215 or ask a member of the hospital staff to call us.

Drop us an email at: hellomedway@emergeadvocacy.com

Epsom Hospital

At Epsom Hospital, we’re open 7pm-11pm, Monday to Wednesday to come and be with you in hospital.

You can call us on 07943 194529 or ask a member of the hospital staff to call us on your behalf.

Drop us an email at: helloepsom@emergeadvocacy.com

At Frimley Park Hospital, we’re open 7pm-11pm, Wednesday to Friday to come and be with you in hospital.

Give us a call on 07943 193727 or leave a message and we will get back to you.

Drop us an email at: hellofrimley@emergeadvocacy.com

At East Surrey Hospital, we’re open 7pm-11pm, Thursday to Saturday to come and be with you in hospital.

Give us a call on 07984006540 or leave a message and we will get back to you.

Drop us an email at: HelloSASH@emergeadvocacy.com
At Darent Valley, we are able to offer follow-up support outside of the hospital right away. We will soon be in hospital from 7pm to 11pm from Wednesday to Friday to come and be with you.

You can call or text us on 07984 008248 or ask a member of the hospital staff to call us on your behalf.

Drop us an email at: hellodvh@emergeadvocacy.com
At Tunbridge Wells Hospital, we are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7pm – 11pm to come and be with you in hospital.

You can call or text us on 07984 008518 or ask a member of the hospital staff to call us on your behalf.

Drop us an email at: hellomtw@emergeadvocacy.com
At Wexham Park Hospital, we are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 7pm – 11pm to come and be with you in hospital.

You can call or text on 07507 602587 or ask a member of the hospital staff to call us on your behalf.

Drop us an email at: hellowexham@emergeadvocacy.com

“The person I spoke to was amazing and extremely helpful, I can‚Äôt thank her enough”

What does Emerge do in Hospitals?

We are there to support young people aged 10 – 25 when they come into hospital because of self-harm, a suicide attempt or because of an emotional crisis.¬† We don’t take the place of any NHS service, but offer time and emotional support while young people are in hospital and beyond.

Our team are mostly volunteers but we are all specifically trained to support young people in this kind of situation.

It’s totally up to each young person whether or not they’d like one of our team to spend time with them and what they talk about.¬† They can chat about anything, from what’s brought them to hospital to what they like to watch on TV.¬† Our objective is to make their time in hospital easier and more productive in whatever way we can.‚Äč

Our conversations remain confidential unless we need to share information in the interests of the young person’s safety, or if they give their permission for us to share something with someone else like their parent or a professional.

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