NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINES

FOR ADDITIONAL OR EMERGENCY SUPPORT

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

1 in 6 
Help for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences to live healthier, happier lives.
Website: www.1in6.org
Email: info@1in6.org

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

Alumina (previously SelfHarm UK)
Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people (14-19 year olds) struggling with self-harm. 
Website: www.selfharm.co.uk
Email: helloalumina@youthscape.co.uk

 
Anxiety UK
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk
 
Alzheimer's Society
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0333 150 3456
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
 
Beat 
Support for eating disorders
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Website: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Email: help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
 
Bipolar UK
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk
Email: info@bipolaruk.org

CALM
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably is leading a movement against suicide for men.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Combat Stress
Mental health support for veterans and their families.
Tel: 0800 138 1619
Website: www.combatstress.org.uk
 
Compassionate Friends
Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.
Tel: 0345 123 2304
Website: www.tcf.org.uk
 
Cruse Bereavement Care
Bereavement support.
Phone: 0808 808 1677
Website: www.cruse.org.uk
 
Depend
An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to adults in the UK with a trans partner, friend or adult family member who is considering or undergoing transition, or who has transitioned.
Website: www.depend.org.uk
 
Family Lives
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Website: www.familylives.org.uk
Email: askus@familylives.org.uk

Galop
Support for LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.
Website: www.galop.org.uk
Tel: LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
Tel: Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335
Tel: LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040
Email: info@galop.org.uk


Gamblers Anonymous
Fellowship of people who have a compulsive gambling problem.
Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Email: info@gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Tel: 0330 094 0322

GamCare
Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.
Tel: 0808 8020 133
Website: www.gamcare.org.uk

Hearing Voices Network
For people who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual perceptions.
Website: www.hearing-voices.org
Email: info@hearing-voices.org


Hourglass
A lifeline for victims of elder abuse, offering information, advice and support for those who suspect that an older person is being abused or for older people who are being abused.
Tel: 0808 808 8141
Free text 078 6005 2906
Website: www.wearehourglass.org
 
LGBT Foundation
Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.
Tel: 0345 3 30 30 30
Website: www.lgbt.foundation
email: helpline@lgbt.foundation
 
Male-Rape
Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse​​
Website: www.male-rape.org.uk
Email: colin@male-rape.org.uk​​
 
Men’s Advice Line
Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
Tel: 0808 8010 327
Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk
 
Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk
Tel: 0330 097 0654
 
Mencap
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111
Website: www.mencap.org.uk
 
Mind
Information, advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
Website: www.mind.org.uk
 
The Mix
The UK's leading support service for young people under 25 offering help with all aspects of life.
Tel: 0808 808 4994
Crisis Text Messenger: text THEMIX to 85258.
Website: www.themix.org.uk

Mosac
Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
Tel: 0800 980 1958
Website: www.mosac.org.uk
 
National Gambling Helpline
Free, confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s – gambling.
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Website: www.begambleaware.org
 
Narcotics Anonymous
Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Website: www.ukna.org
 
National Self-Harm Network
Support for individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life, and to support and provide information for the families and carers of individuals who self-harm.
Website: www.nshn.co.uk
 
No Panic
No Panic offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders.
Helpline Number: 0300 772 9844
Youth Line: 0330 606 1174
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk
 
NSPCC
Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for children and young people (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk
 
OCD Action
Support and information for people with OCD.
Helpline: 0300 636 5478
Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk
 
OCD UK
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Helpline: 01332 588 112
Website: www.ocduk.org

One in Four
A specialist support charity for childhood survivors and current survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, abuse and trauma.
Helpline: 0800 121 7114
Website: www.oneinfour.org.uk

 
Papyrus
Providing hope and help for young people with thoughts of suicide.
Young Suicide Prevention
Tel: 0800 068 4141
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Rape Crisis
An organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales for women and girls. They also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk
 
Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence for women and children.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.refuge.org.uk
 
Relate
The UK's largest provider of relationship support.
Website: www.relate.org.uk
 
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Freephone: 0808 801 0525
Website: www.rethink.org
Helpline: 0345 6000 459

Email: advice@rethink.org

Revenge Porn Helpline
A UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn.

Website: www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk
Email: help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

SANE
A leading UK mental health charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. 
SANEline: 0300 304 7000
Email: support@sane.org.uk
Website: www.sane.org.uk

Self–Injury Support
For women and girls affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family member.
Self Injury Helpline: 0808 800 8088 
Text: 07537 432444
Email: tessmail@selfinjurysupport.org.uk
Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
 
SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide
Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.
National Helpline: 0300 111 5065
Email: email.support@uksobs.org
Website: www.uksobs.org
 
Student Minds
​​The UK’s student mental health charity, empowering students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
Website: www.studentminds.org.uk
 
SurvivorsUK
Help for sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened.
Website: www.survivorsuk.org
Tel: 0203 598 3898
Email: help@survivorsuk.org

Togetherall
An online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
Contact them online.
Website: www.togetherall.com
 
Victim Support
A resource to help victims of abuse, fraud, and other injustices find the support they need to move forward in their lives.
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk
 
Women’s Aid
Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.
Online Chat available
Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk
Website: www.womensaid.org.uk
 
YoungMinds
Mental health charity committed to improving children's wellbeing and mental health. Information on child and adolescent mental health under 25. Services for parents and professionals.
YoungMinds Textline: Text YM to 85258
Parents' helpline: 0808 802 5544
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

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