Other Mental Health Services

If you’re in need of urgent care or medical attention, please telephone your GP, visit your local A&E department or call 999. Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines, charities and support groups can offer expert advice.

SHOUT

Text SHOUT to 85258 for mental health support in a crisis, available 24/7.

Heads Together

Help people feel comfortable with their own and their friends and family everyday mental health.

KOOTH

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people up to 19: chats, forums, and articles.

No Panic

Support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD.

Samaritans

Confidential support for those experiencing distress. 116 123 (free 24/7 helpline)

Narcotics Anonymous

Help and support for those suffering from drug addictions: peer support groups.

Mind Allies

Mental health support via SMS texts and free services through Whatsapp, Facebook group and iMessage.

Men's Minds Matter

Provides resources, help and informational advice to men suffering.

NHS Live Well

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your wellbeing.

NHS Healthy Minds

Find a NHS psychological therapies service (England) for IAPT or healthy minds referrals.

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Runs peer support groups.

OCD Action

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

SANE

Guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANEline, textcare, peer support forum.

Alzheimer's Society

Provides information on dementia, such as fact sheets and helplines.

Beat

Help and support with eating disorders. Resources and training online.

Self Help

A search directory for local mental health services to help those experiencing symptoms access treatment.

Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health.

The Mix

Essential support for under 25s with a crisis messenger and one-to-one chats. Has tools online.

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is leading a movement against suicide.

HeadsUpGuys

A resource for men against depression with tips, tools, and information about professional services.

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support, advice and information to children and adults when someone dies.

Mencap

Valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Back on Track

An NHS service which offers treatment, resources and information on mental health.

Get Self Help

Online database with CBT, DBT and other therapy resources including videos and MP3s.

On My Mind

Empowers young people to make informed choices about mental health support.

Men's Health Forum

An online community that provides support on men's health questions.

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence and help overcoming abuse. 24/7 freephone helpline.

Rape Crisis

Supports rape crisis centres across the UK and provides services to survivors.

Family Lives

Provide non-judgemental support and advice that all members of the family can access.

Mood Juice

Self help resources and therapy worksheets from NHS Scotland designed to aid emotional problems.

Time to Change

A mental health directory with self-help hotlines, sms services, help and advice.

Hub of Hope

Signposts mental health support and includes a “talk now” button, for users to be contacted directly.

Mental Health Foundation

Information and support on mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Papyrus

Young suicide prevention. Free HOPEline. Resources available on website.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Help and support for people suffering from alcohol addiction: peer support groups.

NSPCC

Charity for child abuse and child cruelty. Helplines for children and adults to report concerns available.'

Relate

Provider of relationship support for people of all ages, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Frazzled Cafe

Online peer to peer support platform for mental health sufferers to connect with others.

HeadsUP

HeadsUp is a campaign to help men recognise their mental health.

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Mind

Charity providing information and support with mental health, including peer support groups.

Rethink

Advice about mental health: peer support , online resources and 24/7 Stress Helpline.

Gamblers Anonymous

Help and support for people suffering from gambling addictions: peer support groups.

Victim Support

Peer support, advocacy and advice for victims of domestic abuse and legal system guidance. 24 hour helpline.

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers.

7 Cups

Online therapy and free counselling. 7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support.