Support for Mental Health

There are a number of support services available nationally, whether you need someone to listen, counselling or more specialised help.

Please remember that it is ok not to be ok, talking to a family member or loved one often helps, but sometimes we need to build up the confidence to speak to them first and the list of organisations and groups below may be able to help.

There may also be support services available in your local area.

Please note, we do not accept unsolicited contacts asking us to list private practices or clinics.

National Services

NHS Suicide Prevention Information

If you have seriously harmed yourself call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.

Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.

 The Samaritans

116123 (Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Childline and NSPCC

Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Childline: 08001111 (24 hours a day)

08088005000 for adults concerned about a child (24 hours)


Young suicide prevention society.

HOPEline UK 08000684141 (Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00 and 19:00-22:00, weekends 14:00-17:00)


Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

0800585858 (open 7 days a week from 5pm to midnight)


Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

08082000247 (24 hour helpline)

Alcoholics Anonymous

08457697555 (24 hour helpline)

Narcotics Anonymous

03009991212 (Daily until midnight)

Gamblers Anonymous

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

03444775774 (open Monday- Friday 09:30-17:30)

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people live with Bipolar Disorder.

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression with a network of self-help groups.

Men’s Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health conditions or learning disabilities.


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health conditions.

03001233393 (Monday to Friday 09:00- 18:00)

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome phobia/OCD.

08449674848 (helpline open daily 10:00-22:00)

OCD Action

Support for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.

08453906232 (Monday to Friday 09:30-17:00)


A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

08451203778 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

03005000927 (Monday to Friday. 09:30-16:00)

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

08088025544 (Monday to Friday, 09:30-16:00)

Alzheimer’s Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.

03002221122 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, weekends 10:00-16:00)

Cruse Bereavement Care

08444779400 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)

Victim Support

08081689111 (Monday to Friday 20:00 – 08:00, Saturday 17:00-Monday 08:00)


Eating disorders.

08088010677 (adults)

08088010711 (for under 18s)


Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

08088081111 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying.

08088002222 (Monday to Friday 09:00-21:00, weekends 10:00-15:00)




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