Support & Contacts

Getting Help

If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E.

Be Empowered is a training company with focus on preventing mental health issues in the workplace. We are not able to advise people directly on their personal circumstances.

Below are details on services and organisations that offer help and support directly to people experiencing mental health issues / ill health.

Samaritans

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Website: https://www.samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

 

Mind

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463
Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines

Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.

 

NHS

Information page for dealing with a mental ill health crisis or emergency. Including NHS 111 Helpline.

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday)
Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.

 

SaneLine

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.

 

ChildLine

Telephone: 0800 1111
Website: www.childline.org.uk

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

 

Young Minds

Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm)
Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/

YoungMinds run a free, confidential parents helpline, which parents / carers can call if they are worried about how a child or young person is feeling or behaving. They also run a group called Parents Say, for parents whose children are accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Other Useful Organisations

Mental Health Foundation

Telephone: 020 7803 1101
Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties

 

Together

Telephone: 020 7780 7300
Supports people through mental health services.

 

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year)
CALM have a helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. CALM also offer a webchat service.

 

Hub of Hope

National mental health app database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.

 

Chasing the Stigma

Chasing the Stigma aims to remove unnecessary stigmas attached to mental illness by using first hand experiences to put disarm and normalise the topic, pulling together and make a difference and change the way society approaches mental illness.

 

Heads Together

Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.

 

The Centre for Mental Health

Telephone: 020 7827 8300
Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.

 

Depression Alliance

Telephone: 0845 123 2320
Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.

 

BACP Find a Therapist Directory

Telephone: 01455 883300
Through the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) you can find out more about counselling services in your area.

 

Citizens Advice

Telephone: 0344 411 1444
Gives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.

 

LGBT Switchboard

Telephone: 020 7837 7324
Provides information, support and referral services.

 

Anxiety UK

Telephone: 08444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

 

Education Support Partnership

Telephone: 08000 562 561
A 24/7 telephone support line which gives teachers access to professional coaches and counsellors 365 days a year. The network also campaigns for change within schools and education policy in order to improve the wellbeing, mental and physical health of teachers.