Mental Heath Helplines

Here is a list of Mental Health helplines and a bit of information of what they offer. I have got these off the NHS website so if you do need any more details then please go to the website links provided or to the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Anxiety UK has been running and offering expert advice and help for over 40 years. They support individuals and organisations who need help with anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression.

They are open from 9.30am to 5.30pm with hotlines numbers you can call for help or information - 08444 775 774 and 0333 212 5820. They also have a text line which I think is a great idea, there's many people who get anxious over talking on the phone, I would probably find it difficult talking to someone over the phone about this. Text service is - 07537 416 905.

They offer high quality services by professionals with support from staff and volunteers with personal experience of anxiety.


Bipolar UK - https://www.bipolaruk.org/

Bipolar UK support individuals that suffer with the condition and also help reach out to families and carers that need the support  if a loved one has bipolar. Each year they support over 80,000 individuals.

They have a support line for you to call - 0333 323 3880 and also an email to get in contact with them which is - info@bipolaruk.org.

 You can also find your nearest support group by calling them on - 0333 323 3885 or emailing them on - groupdevelopment@bipolaruk.org.

You can also go onto their website and join the e-community.

Calm - https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Calm stands for: The Campaign Against Living Miserably. It is a movement against male suicide, which is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

They have a webchat option on their website but they also have hotlines open from 5pm to midnight all year round, their nationwide number is - 0800 58 58 58 and their London number is - 0800 802 58 58.

Depression Alliance - https://www.depressionalliance.org/

Depression Alliance is a support network to help bring people together to end loneliness and isolation that depression brings.

 It's a website where you can share understanding, information and create new friendships through depression and recovery. They can help you meet up with others in your area who are going through similar things, you can join a self help group and learn and understand more about depression and how it can be treated.

They are also trying to raise awareness of what it means to live with it, similar to Anxiety UK they have been around for almost 40 years and work alongside professionals to ensure a healthier and happier life for those affected by depression.

Men's Health Forum  - https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/beatstress.uk

This is an online forum where you can get advice from talking to others and helping others whom are asking for advice. It's a 24/7 stress support forum for men by text, chat and email.

Mental Health Foundation - www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation provides information and support to those with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

They have created their knowledge base from research and practical study, they have been running for well over 60 years and tackle difficult or under researched issues. They're trying to to help people through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health. I think this is such an important step for anyone suffering with a mental illness, I've found the more you know about it, the easier it is to get better - that's how it worked for me anyway.

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/

For me Mind is the one I've heard about the most. They are there for support and promote the views of people with mental health problems.They empower people to understand their condition as they believe that having supportive and reliable information can change your life.

They have a Infoline  where you can receive confidential help which is on - 0300 123 3393, or you can email at info@mind.org.uk, they also have a text line on 86463. They are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

They also have a legal line which is information on mental health related to law to the public, service users, family members/carers and professionals, the contact for this is - 0300 466 6463 or you can email them at legal@mind.org.uk.

Most of these helplines mentioned above campaign for change and will start campaigns to help raise awareness and support those that need it.

No Panichttps://www.nopanic.org.uk/

No Panic have a helpline open every day from 10am to 10pm on - 0844 967 4848. They also have a Youth helpline for 13 to 20 year olds on - 0330 606 1174.

They are a charity which helps support people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, OCD and other related anxiety disorders. They specialise in self-help recovery and help those to manage their condition and work towards recovery.

After their helpline closes at 10pm if you call the number it plays a recording of a breathing and relaxation technique which is a great idea.

OCD Action - http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/

OCD action provide information and support to anyone affected by OCD. It was formed by volunteers in 1994, it is a vital source of help and the charity makes a lasting difference to those affected by OCD.

They have helplines and also local support groups. Their helpline numbers are - 0845 390 6232 / 020 7253 2664 and are open from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm. They also have a helpline email - support@ocdaction.org.uk.

OCD UK - http://www.ocduk.org/

OCD UK is ran by people with OCD to help others with OCD. It is a very factual website with a lot of information on what it is, news, and the treatment you can get. They want to empower people to take control of their OCD so they can live happier and fuller lives.

They provide advice and plenty of resources to help with treatment, they also have an advice line were you can call or email, this is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday - 03332 127 890 or support@ocduk.org. They also have a moderated environment for people affected by OCD to talk to each other - as many of these websites recommend, talking to others about mental health issues helps a lot. They also have conferences and support groups too.

Papyrus - https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Contact for Papyrus - 0800 068 41 41, or you can text on 07786 209697. Their email is pat@papyrus-uk.org and they are open from 10am to 10pm weekdays, 2pm to 10pm weekends and 2pm to 5pm bank holidays.

Papyrus is a young suicide prevention society. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people for both male and female under 35 in the UK. They support those who have been touched by young suicide across the UK, they believe that with the support and education many young suicides can be prevented.Their aim is to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by removing the stigma around suicide and making sure youngsters are taught the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

Rethink Mental Illness - https://www.rethink.org/

Rethink Mental Illness have a helpline that you can call on  0300 5000 927 where they offer advice and information on the mental health act, community care, wellfare benefits, debt criminal justice and carers rights. They also offer help on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment. They are open from 9.30am to 4pm from Monday to Friday.

If you look at their website they have loads of information on support groups, general advice, training, diagnosis and treatments. 

Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/

A few facts about Samaritans: Samaritans was founded in 1953 and they now have 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Since 1984 they have received over 68 million contacts where people felt able to speak, type or write to them asking for help. 

They offer a safe place for you to talk, they can help you to explore your options, understand what you're going through or just be someone to listen.

They have a helpline where you can call any time, it is open 24 hours a day all year round, the number is also free to call - 116 123 (UK), you can also email them on jo@samaritans.org.

SANE - http://www.sane.org.uk/support

SANE is a UK mental health charity that helps to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Their vision is to raise public awareness, research and bring in more professional treatment to everyone who needs it. They offer support through their helpline and their online support forum where people can share their experiences.

Their helpline contact is - 0300 304 7000 and they are open from 4.30pm to 10.30pm daily. They also have a textcare option where they provide one text per week for five weeks at times when you're feeling lonely or isolated or if you need support at specific times - for example before attending an appointment. All you have to do is go onto their website and fill out the form.

YoungMinds - https://youngminds.org.uk/

YoungMinds are a UK charity there to improve the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They are there to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and are able to overcome life's difficulties. There are more young children and young people than ever before that are reaching out for help, they are there for the support when young people do reach out.

They have a parent helpline for parents that are worried about their children. The number for this is - 0808 802 5544 or you can email the parents helpline using their contact form on the website. The helpline is open from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

There's so many more, if you check the first link on this page it will take you straight to the helplines on the NHS website.