www.samaritans.org – provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the UK and Ireland, through their 24/7 telephone helpline 116 123. Email [email protected]
CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably
www.thecalmzone.net – charity leading a movement against suicide. Free & confidential helpline 0800 58 58 58, 5pm – midnight and webchat.
www.mind.org.uk – provides advice and information in their online A-Z of mental health resources.
Call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393. Text 86473.
Time to Change
www.time-to-change.org.uk – social movement by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness to reduce mental health-related stigma and discrimination.
www.giveusashout.org – a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.
By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put you in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer who will chat to you via text.
www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression – UK’s biggest health website.
Every Mind Matters
www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters – website created by Public Health England, with tips and advice on staying mentally healthy developed with experts and approved by the NHS.
A national out-of-hours helpline form the charity SANE, offering emotional support,
guidance and information to anyone affected by a mental health problem, including family, friends and
carers. 0300 304 7000 4.40pm to 10.30pm, every day.
Living Life to the Full
www.llttf.com – provides a wide-ranging set of free cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) resources.
www.movember.com – charity raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
Provides information and guidance on these areas on its website.
www.menssheds.org.uk – local peer to peer groups aimed at helping men build social connections and friendships, share skills, knowledge and laughter.
Mens Health Forum
www.menshealthforum.org.uk – 1 in 5 men die before the age of 65. We can change that. The Forum campaigns for men’s health in England, Wales and Scotland and has a popular website packed with information on physical and mental wellbeing.
Men In Need Together
Andy’s Man Club
www.mankind.org.uk – provides support and advice for male victims of domestic abuse.
HeadFIT for life
www.headfit.org – helps defence (military) people stay mentally fit with free resources.
Sport in Mind
www.sportinmind.org – mental health sports charity delivering physical activity projects in partnership with the NHS to promote mental wellbeing.
Action for Happiness
www.actionforhappiness.org – charity committed to building a happier and more caring society. Provides courses, talks and ‘10 Keys to Happier Living’ book.
www.papyrus-uk.org – national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
0800 068 41 41 offers confidential advice and support for children and young people under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide and anyone concerned about a young person.
www.youngminds.org.uk – UK charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
For free 24/7 support across the UK. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
Rethink Mental Illness
www.rethink.org – campaigns for equality, rights and fair treatment for all those
affected by mental illness. Provides helpful advice and information on its website. Advice line: 0300
5000 927 9.40am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk – supports the recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics.
www.ocduk.org – provides advice, information and support services for those affected by OCD; and campaigns to end the trivialisation and stigma of OCD.
www.ptsduk.org – UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder – no matter the trauma that caused it.
The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity
www.adhdfoundation.org.uk – charity that provides support and information for people living with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
www.bacp.co.uk – professional association for UK counselling professions. Find information about therapy and counselling.
Fathers Reaching Out
www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk – supports dads with depression and organises International Fathers Mental Health Day.
www.mensaid.co.uk – provides support and advice for male victims of domestic abuse. City Mental Health Alliance citymha.org.uk – a membership organisation that works with senior leaders in large businesses to help transform their workplaces into mentally healthy environments.
The Frank Bruno Foundation
www.thefrankbrunofoundation.co.uk – offers wellbeing programmes and structured non-contact boxing sessions for anyone over the age of 10 years; who are experiencing problems with mental ill-health.