Need Help?

 

Samaritans

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 jo@samaritans.org

 

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.

 

Mind

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.

 

Shout

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.

 

NHS

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.

SANEline

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.

 

Movember

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.

 

Men’s Shed

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

www.mintproject.co.uk – provides free support groups and online support on itsfacebook page (www.facebook.com/mintproject1)

 

Andy’s Man Club

www.andysmanclub.co.uk – male suicide prevention group. Peer to peer support in local areas (see website) and on their facebook page www.facebook.com/andysmanclub 

 

ManKind

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.

 

Papyrus

www.papyrus-uk.org – national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

HOPELINEUK

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.

 

Young Minds

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.

 

OCD UK

www.ocduk.org – provides advice, information and support services for those affected by OCD; and campaigns to end the trivialisation and stigma of OCD.

 

PTSD UK

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.

 

Men’s Aid

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.