Helpful points of contact
Contact points for support for mental health
Your GP may be your best route to appropriate advice and support. You can search online for your local mental health support services. Also, by telephoning 111 you can access health advice.
However, here are some experienced and widely available services and charities offering support for a range of MH issues.
Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463
Mind provides confidential mental health information services.
With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.
Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)
Email: Helpline Email Form
Crisis Support: Text 'THEMIX' to 85258
The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix's support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.
Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard. Side by Side is run by Mind.
Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
If you're based in England, you can use the webpage to find and refer yourself to mental health services in your area.
Family Action - Support for Parents and family members in a crisis
Telephone: 0808 802 6666
Text: 07537 404 282
National Bullying Helpline: 0300 323 0169 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Alternative Phone: 0845 225 5787
Telephone: 020 3117 2520
Email: Helpline Email Form
Telephone: 0207 791 9800 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: 0300 330 0630 10am-10pm everyday
Switchboard is an LGBT helpline, they're there to talk about anything you might want to.
Telephone: 0800 389 8820