Mental Health

Links and Organisations

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90

NHS Direct (England) Phone: 111

NHS Direct (Wales) Phone: 0845 4647

NHS 24 (Scotland): Phone 08454 242424

Time to Change – anti-stigma campaign in England

See Me… – anti-stigma campaign in Scotland

Breathing Space (Scotland) Phone: 0800 83 85 87

 

Mental health helplines
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice.

Depression, anxiety, obsession and mental health

Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927
Website: www.rethink.org

Depression Alliance
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self­help groups. Website: www.depressionalliance.org

CALM
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15­-35. Website: www.thecalmzone.net

MDF: the bipolar organisation
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. Website: www.mdf.org.uk

Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24­hour helpline)
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Sane
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm­11pm)
SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk
Website: www.sane.org.uk

Mind
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
Website: www.mind.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

YoungMinds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

PAPYRUS
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141
Website: www.papyrus­uk.org

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
Information and support for people with dissociative identity disorders.
Phone: 0800 181 4420 (Tuesday 6pm to 8pm or by appointment)
Website: www.pods­online.org.uk

If U Care Share Foundation
Charity promoting emotional wellbeing in young people and supporting families affected by suicide.
Phone: 0191 387 5661
Website: http://www.ifucareshare.co.uk/

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

NSPCC
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 769 7555
Website: www.alcoholics­anonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Website: www.ukna.org

Gamblers Anonymous
Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Society
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0845 300 0336
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Crime victims 
Find your local helpline at:

Rape Crisis
Phone: 0808 802 9999
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support
Phone: 0845 30 30 900
Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders

Beat
Phone: 0845 634 1414
Website: www.b­eat.co.uk

Learning disabilities

Mencap
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111  Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Obsessions

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232
Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778
Website: www.ocduk.org

Panic and anxiety

No Panic
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0800 138 8889
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Parenting

Family Lives
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Website: http://familylives.org.uk

Phobias

Anxiety UK
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 08444 775 774
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Relationships

Relate
Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)
Website: www.relate.org

Talking about the taboo

http://sett.com/talkingaboutthetaboo