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.
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.
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.
cruse bereavement care
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.
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.
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.
Crisis messenger - if you need urgent help text: