Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these mental health charities, organisations and support groups can offer expert advice.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm) www.anxietyuk.org.uk
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. 0800 58 58 59 (daily, 5pm to midnight) www.thecalmzone.net
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying. 0808 800 222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm) www.familylives.org.uk
Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)
Young suicide prevention society. 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, 2pm to 5pm weekends)
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free https://www.samaritans.org/
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Advice on dealing with domestic violence 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support. www.relate.org.uk
The Help Hub
The Help Hub is a service for everyone and anyone in the UK. You may be feeling mildly blue or you may be in crisis. Their fully qualified therapists are equipped to deal with anything or they can refer you on to someone who can help. They all volunteer so appointments are completely free.
You can book direct online: https://www.thehelphub.co.uk/
The NHS website also provides more support https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/