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NHS mental health helplines available

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by Brunneria, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Brunneria

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    Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

    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 is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

    Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

    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

    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

    No Panic
    Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or 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

    OCD Action
    Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

    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. Includes facts, news and treatments.

    Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

    Website: www.ocduk.org

    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

    Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

    Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

    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

    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)
    Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

    Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

    0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

    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

    Alzheimer's Society
    Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.

    Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)

    Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

    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
    Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

    Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

    Learning disabilities
    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

    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

    The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

    Website: www.relate.org.uk

    Page last reviewed: 28 September 2018
    Next review due: 28 September 2021

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  2. Pipp

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    Great info. Thanks
  3. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Brilliant, thank you @Brunneria - I've printed it out to be passed on to those not on this forum who also need it.
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