Mental Health Helplines

Anxiety UK - Advice and support for people living with anxiety.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 

Samaritans - Confidential Support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Website: www.samaritans.org

 

Breathing Space - A free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Phone: Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon to Thurs 6pm to 2am – Fri – Mon 6pm – 6am)
Website: www.breathingspace.scot

 

NHS Choices - Provides a wealth of information on treatments available through the NHS.
Website: www.nhs.uk

 

Anxiety Care UK - Helps people to recover from anxiety disorders.
Website: www.anxietycare.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness - Advice and support for a range of mental health conditions.
Website: www.rethink.org

Fearfighter - A computer-based CBT programme for people who struggle with phobias or feelings of panic or anxiety.
Website: www.fearfighter.com

SANE - A forum which allows people to share their feelings and provide mutual support to anyone with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 304 7000 (daily 4.30 to 10.30pm)
Website: www.sane.org.uk

Bipolar UK - A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Website: www.bipolaruk.org

NSPCC - Advice and support for children and young people & adults concerned about a child.
Phone: 0800 1111 (Help for children and young people)
Phone: 0808 800 5000 (Help for adults concerned about a child)
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Young Minds - Advice and support for youths.
Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm)
Text: YM to 85258 for urgent help
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Childline - Advice and support for children and young people.
Phone: 0800 1111
Website: www.childline.org.uk

Kidscape - Advice and support for children and parents.
Phone: 020 7823 5430 (Mon - Tues - 9.30am - 2.30pm)
Website: www.kidscape.org.uk

Bullying UK - Advice and support for children and parents.
Phone: 0800 800 2222
Website: www.bullying.co.uk

Anti-bullying Alliance - Advice and support for children and parents.
Website: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

Mind - Promotes views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)
Website: www.mind.org.uk

Breathing Space - A free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Phone: Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon to Thurs 6pm to 2am / Fri – Mon 6pm – 6am)
Website: www.breathingspace.scot

Mental Health Foundation - Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Depression UK - A self-help organisation made up of individuals and local groups.
Website: www.depressionuk.org

Alcoholics Anonymous - National network of local groups to help recover from alcoholism.
Phone: 0800 9177 650
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Talk to Frank - Offers free confidential drug information and advice 24hrs a day.
Phone: 0300 123 6600
Website: www.talktofrank.com

Drink Aware - Aims to reduce alcohol misuse & harm.
Phone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)
Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Adfam - Support and information for family & friends for people with drug or alcohol problems.
Website: www.adfam.org.uk

Drugwise - Provides drug information which is topical, evidenced-based and non-judgemental.
Website: www.drugwise.org.uk

We Are With You - Services for people who are dependent on drugs and alcohol, and their families.
Website: www.wearewithyou.org.uk

Anorexia & Bulimia Care - Providing on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Phone: 03000 11 12 13
Website: www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

 

B-Eat - Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders.
Phone: 0808 801 0677 – Mon – Fri 9am – 8pm / Weekends & BH 4pm – 8pm
Website: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

 

National Centre for Eating Disorders - Everything you need to know about eating disorder treatments, information and professional training.
Phone: 0845 838 2040
Website: www.eating-disorders.org.uk

 

SEED - A group of ordinary people with first hand experience of eating disorders.
Phone: 01482 718130 – Advice Line
Website: www.seedeatingdisorders.org.uk

YoungMinds - Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents Helpline 0800 802 5544 (mon to Fri 9.30am to 4pm)
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

 

National Paranoia Network - Information and support for people who experience paranoid thoughts.
Website: www.nationalparanoianetwork.org

 

Hearing Voices Network - Information and support for people who hear voices and local support groups.
Website: www.hearing-voices.org

 

Voice Collective - Supports children and young people who experience psychotic symptoms and offers support for their families.
Website: www.voicecollective.co.uk

 

OCD UK - The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD.
Website: www.ocduk.org

 

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) - A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.
Phone: 0808 801 0331 (Mon to Thurs 10am to 9pm – Fri 10am – 6pm )
Website: www.napac.org.uk

Victim Support - Providing support and information to victims and witnesses of crime.
Phone: Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (24 hour helpline)
Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

 

Disaster Action - Information and support for people affected by major disasters in the UK and overseas.
Website: www.disasteraction.org.uk

 

Combat Stress - Treatment and support for British Armed Forces Veterans who have mental health problems.
Phone: Phone: 0800 138 1619 (24 hour helpline)
Website: www.combatstress.org.uk

 

ASSIST Trauma Care - Information and specialist help for people with PTSD and anyone supporting them.
Website: www.assisttraumacare.org.uk

 

Rape Crisis - Providing a range of services for women and girls who have experienced abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

 

Living With Schizophrenia - A charity website managed by people with personal experience of the condition.
Website: www.livingwithschizophreniauk.org

 

National Paranoia Network - Information and support for people who experience paranoid thoughts.
Website: www.nationalparanoianetwork.org

 

Harmless - Provides a range of services for people who self-harm and their friends and families.
Website: www.harmless.org.uk

 

National Self Harm Network - Survivor-led, closely monitored forum for people who self-harm and their friends and families.
Website: www.nshn.co.uk

 

Lifesigns - User led self-harm guidance and support network.
Website: www.lifesigns.org.uk

PAPYRUS - Young sucicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm & 7pm to 10pm, Weekends 2pm to 5pm)
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

 

CALM - is the Campaign Against Living Miserably for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Maytree Suicide Respite Centre - Offers free respite stays for people in suicidal crisis.
Phone: 020 7263 7070 (8am – 8pm)
Website: www.maytree.org.uk

 

Side by Side from Mind - Minds supportive online community providing confidential help on mental health problems, including suicide.
Website: www.sidebyside.mind.org.uk