Organisations offering support
Need to to speak to someone now? The organisations listed below can offer support.
We’ll be adding to the list regularly, so do check the page again soon.
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- AniextyUK – Therapy on demand from the UK’s leading anxiety charity (£50 a session). Helpline: 03444 775 774. Text: 07537 416 905.
- Beat – Support for eating disorders. Helpline: 0808 801 0677. Studentline: 0808 801 0811. Youthline: 0808 801 0711.
- Bipolar UK –Supporting people affected by bipolar. Support includes local and national support groups and a peer support line.
- CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) – Helpline for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason. 0800 58 58 58 or webchat, 5pm to midnight every day.
- Hearing Voices Network – For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.
- The Listening Place – Face-to-face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living.
- Maytree – Respite centre for people who are feeling suicidal.
- Mermaids – Helpline and web chat service supporting transgender and gender-diverse young people up to and including the age of 19, their families, and professionals working with them. 0808 801 0400 9am to 9pm Mon to Fri.
- Mind Infoline – 0300 123 3393.
- Mind Side by Side – Mind’s online community where you can listen, share and be heard.
- Nightline – Student listening service, open at night, run by students for students.
- OCD UK – Support for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Advice line is usually available between 9.30am and 3.30pm Mon to Fri (staffed by volunteers): 01332 588 112.
- Papyrus HOPELINEUK – confidential advice and support for people under 35 experiencing suicidal feelings or self-harm. 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039 967.
- The Recovery Letters – Letters written by people recovering from depression, addressed to those currently suffering.
- Refuge – Freephone 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247. Live chat available Mon to Fri 3pm to 10pm.
- Samaritans – Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen to anything that is upsetting you. National number: 08457 90 90 90. Freephone: 116 123. Welsh Language Line: 0300 123 3011 (7pm to 11pm only, 7 days a week).
- SANE – Mental health charity. Leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of SANE’s professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable. Support forum and textcare also available.
- SHOUT – Free, confidential, anonymous text support service. Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 day or night.
- Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN) – Offers support services for those who feel that their distress relates to spiritual emergence.
- Stay Alive app – A suicide prevention app by Grassroots Suicide Prevention, packed full of resources, useful information, and tools to help you stay safe or help someone else.
- Staying Safe – A potentially life-saving resource developed by 4 Mental Health, providing vital ‘safety plan’ guidance tools to help people resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.
- Suicide: Read This First – If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about 5 minutes. By metanoia.org.
- Young Minds parents helpline – Support for parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Freephone 0808 802 5544 9.30am to 4pm Mon to Fri.
See also our page of Coronavirus resources.