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



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

10 minutes phone support/ live chat online/ mobile phone texts offering information & advice

Also offer fee-based counselling sessions

Information on Anxiety

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/anxiety-information/

Support – information & advice

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help/anxiety-uk-national-infoline-service/

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 & online community

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: 07860039967

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Weekdays 9am – 10pm

Weekends & Bank Holidays 2pm – 10pm

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, free from any phone 116123

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

SANEline

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

Tel: Freephone 0808 808 4994 4pm – 11pm daily

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

Text THEMIX to 85258

Webchat 4pm – 11pm daily (chats may not be connected after 10.15pm)

Information checked at date of posting: 6 June 2020

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

Please do check relevant websites for up to date

information and contact details

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