Helplines and Support

Below, listed alphabetically, are details for some organisations that can offer advice, help or a friendly voice to support, if needed.

Some are websites, others have telephone numbers, text services, online chat or telephone support available. I am unsure if any of these services are chargeable, so you may need to find that out if you wish to contact any services. As I am based in the UK, this content will be relevant to the United Kingdom.

I have found these services through my own research, but there are also many other support networks out there. If you find or know of a useful organisation that I can add to the list, then please use the ‘get in touch’ page to let me know.

Name of Service
Anxiety UK (Mon-Fri 09:30-05:30 pm)www.anxietyuk.org.uk
03444 775 774
Bipolar UKwww.bipolaruk.org.uk 
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably – For Men Aged 15-35)www.thecalmzone.net
Depression Alliancewww.depressionalliance.org
Men’s Health Forumwww.menshealthforum.org.uk
Mental Health Foundationwww.mentalhealth.org.uk
Mindwww.mind.org.uk
Mind Info Line (9am-6pm Mon-Fri except Bank Hols)0300 123 3393
Text : 86463
info@mind.org.uk
Mind Legal Line0300 466 6463
legal@mind.org.uk
Mind Blue Light Infoline (9am-6pm Mon-Fri except Bank Hols)0300 303 5999
Text : 84999
bluelightinfo@mind.org.uk
No Panic (Daily 10am-10pm)www.nopanic.org.uk 
0844 967 4848
NSPCCwww.nspcc.org.uk
Childline (For Children 24 hour helpline)0800 1111
Adults concerned about a child. (24 Hour Helpline)0808 800 5000
OCD Action (Mon-Fri 09:30-5pm)www.ocdaction.org.uk
0845 390 6232
OCD UK (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)www,ocduk.org
0845 120 3778
PAPYRUS – Young Suicide Prevention Society. Check Website for Telephone Availability .www.papyrus-uk.org
0800 068 4141
Refuge (Advice on dealing with Domestic Violence)www.refuge.org.uk
24 Hour Helpline0808 2000 247
Samaritanswww.samaritans.org
116 123
jo@samaritans.org
Samaritans Welsh Language Line (Check Website for Available Hours as this service is NOT 24/7/365)0808 164 0123
SANE (Emotional Support, Information and Guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.www.sane.org.uk/support 
SANEline (daily 04:30-10:00)0300 304 7000
Textcare: Comfort and Care via Text.http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer Support Forumwww.sane.org.uk/supportforum
YoungMinds (Information on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Service for Parents and Professionals)www.youngminds.org.uk 
Parents’ Helpline (Mon-Fri 09:30-4pm)0808 802 5544