Where to get help

Looking for support with your mental health? Here are some places that can help

Crisis support

  • If you are in crisis and are concerned for your own safety, call 999, or go to A&E.
  • Call Samaritans on 116 123 or email them on [email protected].

General listening lines

Please note, due to the current Coronavirus situation, some helplines and support services are closed or are working at a reduced capacity. Please check their websites for the most recent update on their services.


  • SANEline offers support and information from 4.30pm–10.30pm: 0300 304 7000.




The Silver Line

  • The Silver Line is a line, open 24/7, for those over the age of 55: 0800 4708 090.


  • Childline a confidential line for children to call if they need help or advice about any topic: 0800 1111.
  • You can also access 1-2-1 counselling here.
  • Or send emails by signing into your Childline Locker here.

A-Z of mental health support



  • Refuge supports those who have experienced domestic violence by offering refuges and recovery services
  • Their helpline is open 24 hours a day every day: 0808 2000 247.
  • You can also email: [email protected]

The Survivors Trust

  • The Survivors Trust aims to support and empower survivors of rape, sexual violence and/or childhood sexual abuse.
  • Their helpline is open Mon 10am-7.30pm, Tues 10am-12pm & 1.30pm-7.30pm, Wed 10am-7.30pm, Thur 10am-4pm & 5pm-7.30pm, Fri 10am-2pm: 08088 010 818


  • The NSPCC offer support and help for children affected by abuse.
  • If you are worried about a child, email [email protected] or call 0808 800 5000.
  • If you are 18 and under and need help, call 0800 1111.


Action on Addiction

  • Action on Addiction provide information, residential rehab and community based addiction treatment.


  • Addaction is a drug and alcohol charity working with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach.
  • For advice and support, join their webchat.


Anxiety UK

  • Anxiety UK is a charity working to relieve and support those living with anxiety by offering information, support and understanding.
  • Call their infoline Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm: 03444 775 774. Or text: 07537 416 905.

No Panic

  • No Panic offers support and information for those who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
  • Call their helpline, open everyday 10.00am - 10.00pm. NOTE: calls cost 5p a minute + your access charge: 0844 967 4848.
  • Youth Helpline (13-20 year-olds), open everyday 10.00am - 10.00pm: 0330 606 1174.


ADHD Foundation

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar UK

  • Bipolar UK offer advice and support for those living with bipolar disorder.
  • If you have questions or concerns about bipolar, call 0333 323 3880 to leave a message which will then be followed up on within three working days.

The Bipolar Foundation

Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

BPD World

  • For more information about BPD, and to search for support groups and help nearby, visit the BPD World website.

Complementary therapy

Therapy Directory

What therapy treatments are there?


Counselling Directory

Information on counselling



Depression UK

  • Depression UK offers support and friendship to anyone affected by depression.

Depression support groups

Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders

  • Beat offers support and information for those living with eating disorders. Their helplines are open 12pm-8pm during the week & 4pm-8pm on weekends & bank holidays, you can also email:
  • Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677/[email protected]
  • Studentline: 0808 801 0811/[email protected]
  • Youthline: 0808 801 0711/[email protected]
  • Live 1-2-1 webchats are also available.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

  • Anorexia and Bulimia Care provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for those living with eating disorders, and their families.
  • Their helpline is open from 9.30-5.30pm Mon-Fri: 03000 11 12 13.


Hypnotherapy Directory

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LGBT+ Support


  • Find information and support near you on the Stonewall website.

  • Call their info line, open (Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm): 08000 50 20 20

Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health Alliance


Nutritionist Resource

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

OCD Action

  • OCD Action offer support and advice for those living with OCD.
  • Their helpline is open Mon – Fri 9.30am – 8pm: 03006365478
  • Or email: [email protected]


  • OCD-UK work with children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Call their information line Mon - Fri from 10am - 4.45pm: 03332 127 890.
  • Or email: [email protected]

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


  • Visit the PTSD UK website for information and guidance on where to get help.

ASSIST Trauma Care

  • ASSIST Trauma Care offers support for adults and children, individuals and families, affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences.
  • Call their helpline: 01788 560800.


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