No one should have to face mental health difficulties on their own, and support is widely available in the UK.
Here you can find a list of organisations providing expert advice, a listening ear and resources for managing distress.
Can’t find the organisation for you? Don’t worry! This NHS website provides an extended list.
Mental health helplines and charities
Samaritans. Samaritans provide 24-hour online and phone support to people in distress. Call: 116 123.
Mind. Mind is a charity that provides advice and support for people experiencing a mental health problem in England and Wales. Call: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)
Rethink Mental Illness. Support and advice for people living with mental health problems. Call: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
SANE. National out-of hours mental health charity offering emotional support, guidance and information. Call: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Mental Health Foundation. Information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Hearing voices & peer support
Voice Collective. Support and information for children and young people who hear, see or sense things that others don’t.
Hearing Voices Network. Support and information for people who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual experiences.
Children and adolescents
Childline. Support for people under 19 in the UK. Call: 0800 11 11
Young Minds. Child and adolescent mental health charity. Call: 0808 802 5544 (parents’ helpline)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. Call: 0800 58 58 58 (nationwide), 0808 802 58 58 (London)
Papyrus Hopeline UK. Confidential support for young people struggling with suicidal thoughts. Call: 0800 068 41 41
At-Risk Mental State services in London
Tower Hamlets Early Detection Service (THEDS). Support to young people at-risk of psychosis in Tower Hamlets, East London. Call: 0203 487 1320