Mental Health Resources

Helpful Mental Health Resources

Your mental health should always be a priority, together we can beat the stigma around starting the conversation that could help save lives.

We understand that sometimes talking about your mental health can be difficult. Finding the help you need can be hard, especially when you don’t know where to look for it. Here we have put together a list of resources that can help you to manage your own feelings through a range of different options from self-help programmes to expert advice, there is something for everyone so please take a moment to have a look through and find an option that best suits you.

 

  • Crisis Helplines

    Samaritans

    Phone: 116 123 (Freephone, operated 24/7)

    Email: jo@samaritans.og

    Website: www.samaritans.org

    SaneLine

    Phone: 0300 304 7000 (Local call rates apply, operated 6pm-11pm, 7 days a week)

    This is an out of hours mental health and emotional support helpline that can provide you with information and advice.

  • General Mental Health Information and Forums

    Mind Infoline

    Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Local call rates apply, 9am-6pm, Monday – Friday) Please note that this is an information line and does not offer emotional support.

    Text: 86463

    Rethink Advice and Information Service

    Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Local call rates apply, 9:30am-4pm) Please note that this is an information line and does not offer emotional support.

    Action for Happiness

    Website: www.actionforhappiness.org

    This not-for-profit movement has a range of resources on their website that you can use to make yourself feel happier and reduce the risk of mental illness.

    Men’s Health Forum

    Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

    Men’s Health Forum provide free, independent information focusing on male health issues including mental health.

    Health Talk

    Website: www.healthtalk.org

    Health Talk is another online resource that uses people’s real life experiences to inform and support others facing the same problems.

  • Abuse Help and Support

    Rape Crisis

    Phone: 0808 802 999 (Freephone, 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30)

    Rape Crisis is a national charity that provides support and advice for anyone who has been raped or has experienced any kind of sexual violence.

    Refuge

    Phone: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone, operated 24/7)

    Refuge offer support and information to anyone who is a victim of domestic violence and is in partnership with Women’s Aid.

    Survivor’s UK

    Phone: 0203 598 3898v

    Email: info@survivorsuk.org

    Website: www.survivorsuk.org

    Survivors UK provides help and support for men who have experienced sexual violence or abuse.

    Women’s Aid

    Phone: 0808 2000 247 (Freephone, operated 24/7)

    Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

    Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

    Women’s Aid are a grassroots federation who provide life changing support to those who are a victim of domestic violence.

     

  • Addiction and Substance Misuse

    With You

    Phone: 020 7251 5860

    Website: www.wearewithyou.org.uk

    With You offers support to anyone who wants to make a positive behavioural change when it comes to drugs, alcohol, mental health and wellbeing.

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Phone: 0800 9177 650 (Freephone, national helpline)

    Email: help@alcholics-anonymous.org.uk

    Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

    Alcohol Health Network

    Phone: 0203 151 2420

    Email: info@alcoholhealthnetwork.org.uk

    Website: www.alcoholhealthnetwork.org.uk

    Alcohol Health Network is a UK-based company which aims to improve alcohol related health in the workplace and communities. They offer information on reducing the amount of alcohol you consume, policy advice, training and online health checks and counselling.

    Gamblers Anonymous UK

    Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

    Narcotics Anonymous UK

    Phone: 0300 999 1212 (Helpline, 10am-12am, 7 days a week)

    Website: www.ukna.org

     

  • Anxiety Help and Support

    Anxiety UK

    Phone: 08444 775 774 (9:30am-5:30pm, Monday – Friday)

    Please note that this number is an information line.

    Text: 07537 416 905

    Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

    Anxiety UK is a national charity run by people who have lived with and experienced anxiety. They offer information and some self-help groups on how to live with anxiety.

    No Panic

    Phone: 0844 967 4848 (Helpline, 10am-10pm, 7 days a week)

    Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

    No Panic specialise in offering support to those who face any kind of anxiety disorder through their helpline and self-help resources which can be found on their website.

  • Crime Support

    Victims’ Information Service

    Phone: 0808 168 923 (Freephone)

    Website: www.victimsinformationservice.org.uk

    The Victims’ Information Service is a free nationwide service which helps people find local support after a crime takes place.

    Victim Support

    Phone: 0808 1689 111 (Freephone, 8pm-8am, Monday – Friday, 24 hours at weekends)

    Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

    Victim Support are a charity that help people with trauma after a crime has taken place. They offer support through their helpline and can give guidance on how to report the event.

  • Depression Help and Support

    Association for Postnatal Illness

    Phone: 0207 386 0868 (10am-2pm, Monday – Friday)

    Email: info@apni.org

    Website: www.apni.org

    APNI provides support to women who may be experiencing postnatal depression.

    Depression UK

    Email: info@depressionuk.org

    Website: www.depressionuk.org

    Depression UK offers self-help solutions to anyone who may be affected by depression.

  • Eating Disorder Help and Advice

    ABC (Anorexia and Bulimia Care)

    Phone: 0300 011 1213 (Helpline)

    Email: support@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

    Website: www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

    ABC is a national organisation that provides on-going care, support and practical guidance for anyone who may be affected by eating disorders.

    Beat

    Phone: 0345 634 1414 (Helpline)

    Email: help@b-eat.co.uk

    Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

    Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone who is affected by eating disorders.

    MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too!)

    Email: sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk

    Website: www.mengetedstoo.co.uk

    MGEDT is a national charity that raises awareness for eating disorders in men.

  • LGBTQ+ Resources

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Switchboard

    Phone: 0300 330 0630 (Local call rates apply, 10am-11pm, 7 days a week)

    Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

    Website: www.switchboard.lgbt

    Confidential support, information and referral services including online chat services.

    Stonewall

    Phone: 0800 050 2020 (Freephone information service)

    Email: info@stonewall.org.uk

    Website: www.stonewall.org.uk

    Stonewall is a provider of information and advice for all LGBTQ+ members. They also work in partnership with businesses and local communities to tackle discrimination.

     

  • Personality Disorder and Psychosis Help and Support

    Emergence

    Email: admin@emergenceplus.org.uk

    Website: www.emergenceplus.org.uk

    Emergence is a service user led organisation which supports anyone who may be affected by personality disorder.

    Hearing Voices Network

    Phone: 0114 271 8210

    Email: nhvn@hotmail.co.uk

    Website: www.hearing-voices.org

    The Hearing Voices Network is committed to helping people who have any symptoms of psychosis including hearing voices or seeing visions.

  • Self Harm Help and Support

    Harmless

    Email: info@harmless.org.uk

    Website: www.harmless.org.uk

    Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm. They also offer alternative coping strategies to those who may be struggling.

    NSHN (National Self Harm Network)

    Website: www.nshn.co.uk

    The National Self Harm Network offers online moderated support via a forum where people who are affected by self-harm can share their experiences and coping strategies.

  • Self-Help Apps and Online Resources

    Big White Wall

    Website: www.bigwhitewall.com

    A safe online community of people who may feel anxious, down or feel as though they aren’t coping. They can help other people in the same position as well as getting support from trained professionals. This is also available as an app.

    CBT Online

    Website: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

    This is an interactive website that allows you to follow CBT practices to prevent and cope with depression.

    Down Your Drink

    Website: www.downyourdrink.org.uk

    Down Your Drink allows you to examine your drinking habits and find ways of cutting it down.

    Get Self Help

    Website: www.getselfhelp.co.uk

    This is another great online resource that provides CBT and self-help podcasts.

    Happyhealthy

    Website: www.happyhealthyapp.com

    Happyhealthy is a health app that gives you daily reflection exercises to make you think more mindfully when it comes to lifestyle, nutrition, sleep and exercise.

    Headspace

    Website: www.headspace.com

    Headspace is an app based on teaching people mindfulness meditation principles to improve their wellbeing.

    Sleepio

    Website: www.sleepio.com

    Sleepio is a sleep management app that combines CBT with the latest sleep research.

    Stay Alive App

    Website: www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/

    The Stay Alive App is a suicide prevention pocket app that was developed by Grassroots Suicide prevention. It is a UK-based app that offers users resources and strategies to stay safe from suicide.