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Where to turn to for help - Mental Health support services information

Updated: May 17



Following on from my Blog about Mental Health Awareness, I felt that it would be useful to gather together a list of organisations that can provide help and support.


It can be difficult sometimes to quickly find the people who can help you in a mental health crisis, so I hope that the following list will prove useful.


The information has come from MIND & other support services.


Most of these organisations also offer advice and support regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact.


You may like to copy this list and keep it safe, in case you or any of your loved ones should need to access a mental health support organisation.


Key Crisis Support Services

Anxiety UK

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Promotes the relief & rehabilitation of those living with agoraphobia and associated anxiety disorders, phobias and conditions


Helpline 03444 775 774

Text service 07537 416 905


Also offer fee-based counselling sessions


Information on Anxiety

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/about-anxiety-and-anxiety-disorders/


Support – information & advice

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/contact-us/




Campaign Against Living Miserably

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Free and confidential help & webchat for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems


https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/


Telephone helpline & Webchat 5pm – midnight every day


Helpline 0800 58 58 58





Men’s Health Forum

https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/

Charity supporting men’s health in England, Wales & Scotland


Online information

https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/anxiety-faqs



Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/

Committed to improving mental health


Online information about types of mental health problems


Centralised listing of mental health organisations with helplines & listening services

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/





Nightline

https://www.nightline.ac.uk/

University student support – Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental, non-directive and non-advisory support services run by students for students





PapyrusHOPEline

https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/

For children and anyone under the age of 35 who is experiencing thoughts of suicide, & for anyone concerned about a young person who could be thinking about suicide


Online resources & Helplines


Tel: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860 039 967

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org


Weekdays 9am – midnight

Weekends & Bank Holidays included





Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org/

Listening without judgement


Online resources & Helpline

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/if-youre-having-difficult-time/


Telephone any time, 24hrs, 365 days, free from any phone 116123

Email (response within 24 hrs) jo@samaritans.org




SANEline

http://www.sane.org.uk/


Working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness


Online resources & Helplines


Tel: 07984 967708, leave your first name & tel.no. & you will be called back as soon as practicable

Email: support@sane.org.uk





Switchboard LGBT

https://switchboard.lgbt/

Support for LGBT+ community – all volunteers identify as LGBT+

Here to help you with whatever you want to talk about


Online resources & Helplines


Tel: 0300 330 0630 10am – 10pm daily

Webchat

Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt (replies usually within 72 hrs)




The Mix

https://www.themix.org.uk/

Support for under-25s


Online resources & Helplines, Group Chat, Discussion Boards


Tel: Freephone 0808 808 4994 3pm – 12am daily

Email: fill out form on website (response within 24hrs)

Free Crisis Messenger 24/7 Text THEMIX to 85258

Webchat 3pm – 12am daily (chats may not be connected after 11.15pm)




Information re-checked at date of re-posting: 17 May 2021

This is not an exhaustive list, and mainly relates to UK

Please do check relevant websites for up to date

information and contact details