Mental Health Support
Samaritans www.samaritans.org or call free on 116 123. When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen, day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Mind www.mind.org.uk Help and vital information for those living with a mental health problem or know someone who is. Call Mind infoline 0300 123 3393
Shout www.giveusashout.org or text “SHOUT” to 85258. Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Togetherall https://togetherall.com/en-gb/ No judgement. No stigma. This is a place where anyone can begin their journey towards better mental health.
The Silver Line www.thesilverline.org.uk Aimed at people over 55. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Please call 0800 470 8090.
CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) www.thecalmzone.net For people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason. Call 0800 585858 daily – 5pm to midnight or for a free anonymous webchat with trained staff click www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help
NHS Mental Health www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ Find information and support for your mental health.
NHS Apps for mental health www.nhs.uk/apps-library/filter These apps are assessed against a range of NHS standards, most are free, some require in-app purchases.
Stress Management Society www.stress.org.uk helping individuals and companies recognise and reduce stress.
Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Young Minds youngminds.org.uk Provide online advice to young people, with links to help in more urgent situations. Young people can text the Crisis Messenger free 24/7, text YM to 85258. Parents can also call for advice on 0808 802 5544
The Mix www.themix.org.uk Aimed at people under 25. Their helpline is open between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week, call 0808 808 4994. They also run a crisis text service, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, text THEMIX to 85258.
Childline www.childline.org.uk call 0800 1111. A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a Childline counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small.