helplines

Should you be in a crisis and require immediate help please refer to the attachments under crisis support, or if it’s an emergency - call 999. Below the crisis advice there is an A-Z of helplines all relevant to mental health. There is no shame in contacting someone for help and advice, many services are confidential and the majority of the ones listed are free to call - although it would be best to check this first. There is always someone available, prepared to listen and sometimes even just that can go a long way, many organisations can also refer and advise on local services that could help you further. If you need to talk to someone or need advice try calling one of the numbers listed below - there’s plenty to choose from with many specialising in specific areas to help you more.

Crisis support

 

NHS 111

 
 

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and are unsure about what to do. You can call 111 everyday - 24 hours a day

Visit their website

111


Samaritans

 
 

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” The Samaritans are working to make sure fewer people die by suicide.

Visit their website

116 123


EMergency GP appointment

 
 

Your GP can help you access the right care for your mental health, they can put you in touch with a crisis team and refer you for any additional treatment required. If you need help out of hours, call 111 - or visit your local A+E in an emergency.

Find your local GP services


 

a-z helplines

 

Alcoholics anonymous

 
 

Free 24 - hour helpline for people who need support with a drinking problem.

Visit their website

0800 917 7650


Alzheimer's Society

 
 

Supporting anyone affected, The National Dementia Helpline is open every day - with interpreters available or the Text Relay service for those those with hearing difficulties.

Visit their website

0300 222 11 22


 

Anxiety uk

 
 
 

Anxiety UK is a charity offering both a text service and Infoline - open 365 days a year - Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30 pm.

Visit their website

Textline:

07537 416 905

Infoline:

03444 775 774


 

beat

 
 
 

Offering support about eating disorders, BEAT can provide information about bulimia, anorexia, and help with any other food difficulties. Support is available to those suffering with eating disorders, families, friends, professionals - they also have dedicated helplines for young people and students, as well as one-to-one web chat available.

Visit their website

Helpline:

0808 801 0677 

Youthline:

0808 801 0711

Student line:

0808 801 0811


biplolar uk

 
 

Helping people living with bipolar disorder or manic depression and offering advice for people with questions or concerns about bipolar.

Visit their website

0333 323 3880


calm

 
 

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is working hard to prevent male suicide. Their helpline is available 5pm-midnight every night of the year. The helpline is for any man in the UK who is feeling down or as if they’ve hit a brick wall.

Visit their website

0800 58 58 58


Combat stress

 
 

24-hour helpline supporting the military community, including veterans', serving personnel and their families.

Visit their website

0800 138 1619


cruse bereavement care

 
 

Offering emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. Open Monday - Friday (9:30pm - 5pm except Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when lines are open until 8pm.

Visit their website

0808 808 1677


Family Lives

 
 

Offering a confidential service for families in England. They provide a non-judgemental, listening and support service for parents and families.

Visit their website

0808 800 2222


Mind

 
 

The mind Infoline can provide information about a wide range of mental health concerns as well as find details for local support that could help further. They also have a helpline for legal concerns- providing assistance with any legal concerns relating to mental health, 0300 466 6463 - as well as a helpline for emergency workers and their families called the Blue Light Infoline - 0300 303 5999.

Visit their website

0300 123 3393


NAPAC

 
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Supporting recovery from childhood abuse, they have six booklets free to download for survivors of abuse available on their website and their helpline is open 10am-9pm Mondays to Thursdays and 10am-6pm on Fridays.

Visit their website

0808 801 0331


Nartcotics anonymous

 
 

Helping people with drug problems, their helpline is open 10am until midnight everyday, the helpline is run by v recovering drug addicts who know what it’s like better than anyone. Family, friends, addicts and professionals are able to call for help or advice, They also have meetings across the UK. See their website for more.

View their website:

0300 999 1212



Nightline

 
 

Run by students for students, Nightline offers emotional support for students struggling with their mental health.

Visit their website

Use the Nightline website to find your local institution.


No panic

 
 

Focusing on anxiety and OCD, No Panic can support people who suffer from panic attacks, they can help people overcome OCD issues and phobias.

Visit their website

0844 967 4848


NSPCC Childline

 
 

A service for children and young people, offering advice and directing people towards relevant support services. They aim to protect children and prevent abuse.

Visit their website

Under 18’s:

0800 1111

Worried about a child?

0808 800 5000


OCD ACTION

 
 

The UK’s largest OCD charity provides support for those suffering with OCD and aims to raise awareness about OCD.

Visit their website

0845 390 6232


PAPYRUS

 
 

Papyrus is a suicide prevention charity, focusing on young people. If you’re a young person struggling with your mental health (or know a young person who is) then contact papyrus for confidential advice.

Visit their website

08000684141


relate

 
 

Offering telephone, webcam and online chat counselling services, relate is a great relationship support service.

Visit their website

0300 003 0396


sane

 
 

SANE believes that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone.

Visit their website

0300 304 7000


silver line

 
 

Open 24 hours a day, every day, the Silver Line offers confidential support for older people.

Visit their website

0800 470 8090


Switchboard

 
 

Dedicated to supporting the LGBT+ community, Switchboard provides a confidential place to talk about any concerns - no matter what they may be. All volunteers define themselves as LGBT+ which may help when it comes to discussing any issues.

Visit their website

0300 330 0630


The Mix

 
 

Supporting people under 25, the mix is a place for young people to talk about any concerns they may have when they don’t feel they have anywhere else to turn. There is also a Webchat service available on their website.

Visit their website

0808 808 4994


YoungMinds

 
 

Focusing on children and adolescents suffering with mental health problems. They have a helpline for parents who are worried about their child and a 24/7 crisis text service for young people struggling with their mental health.

Visit their website

Parents helpline:

0808 802 5544

Crisis messenger - if you need urgent help text:

“YM” to 85258