A V o i c e o f H O p e
Our youth workers who provide short term support for
young people who find themselves in A&E because they are
struggling with self-harm or feeling suicidal.
07534 331 455
We now have Emerge Projects in two hospitals and coming soon in 2020 will be Emerge Medway!
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
and leave a message. We'll get back to you ASAP!
At St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, the team are there
Sundays and Mondays 7pm - 11pm,
run by local charity, east to west.
Just ask a member of staff about seeing us!
Emerge Projects are originated by Emerge Advocacy.
For more about Emerge Advocacy click here.
"The person I spoke to was amazing and extremely helpful, I can’t thank her enough"
What does Emerge do in hospital?
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.
Our conversations remain confidential unless we need to share information in the interests of the young person safety, or if they give their permission for us to share something with someone else like their parent or a professional.