IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Below is a list of organisations which may be of use. Please remember that, if you feel you need help, contact your GP for advice or in an emergency situation then contact the emergency services.


Also please note that we have provided this list as a guide, and during this pandemic all charities, businesses and NHS services in the UK are being affected. We cannot guarantee that these services will either be available or that there will not be a large demand on them during this time resulting in large wait times for responses.

Useful contact numbers

Please find a list of useful numbers below if you are struggling and feel that you would benefit from someone to talk to. Please note, that if you feel that you are unable to keep yourself safe and are having suicidal thoughts, please contact your GP surgery immediately or dial 111/999.


Anxiety UK
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Website: 
www.anxietyuk.org.uk

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

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

Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website:
www.menshealthforum.org.uk

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

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

The Mix
If you're under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.

No Panic
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
Website:
www.nopanic.org.uk

Nightline
If you're a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.

OCD Action
Support for people with OCD.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
Website:
www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD.
Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Website:
www.ocduk.org

PAPYRUS
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)
Website:
www.papyrus-uk.org

Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Website:
www.rethink.org

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

SANE
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:
www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum:
www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Website:
www.sane.org.uk/support

Switchboard
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

YoungMinds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Website: 
www.youngminds.org.uk
Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Website:
www.refuge.org.uk





Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)



Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
Website:
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Gambling Helpline
Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)
Website:
www.begambleaware.org

Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)
Website:
www.ukna.org

Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Website:
www.cruse.org.uk




Crime victims


Rape Crisis
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)
Website: 
www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Website:
www.victimsupport.org



Eating disorders


Beat
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Website:
www.b-eat.co.uk



Learning disabilities

Mencap
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Website: 
www.mencap.org.uk



Parenting

Family Lives
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)
Website: 
www.familylives.org.uk


Relationships

Relate
The UK's largest provider of relationship support.
Website:
www.relate.org.uk

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