Would you know who to contact about mental health issues?
Have you been having strange thoughts and feelings lately and do you know why? Do you constantly feel stressed, low and find that you’re regularly waking in the early hours? Are you worried about your mental health, or that of someone else? If you need somebody to talk to, there are lots of online resources and places to contact by phone, some of which are listed below. While I understand it might feel scary, thinking you have a mental illness, you’re not alone, and there is support available. The sooner your mental illness is treated, the better your prognosis.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Dual Diagnosis UK
Mind – contact infoline 0300 123 3393
Dual Diagnosis USA
The Recovery Village Columbus, USA – Treatment Options
Call 614-916-6571 to get the best treatment options
Men’s Mental 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.
Phone: 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.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
National Gambling Helpline
Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
If you’ve started to think and feel strange constantly over the last few weeks, you may be experiencing a mental illness. Please, in the first instance, contact your GP who will be able to put you in touch with the appropriate professional support. Don’t ignore these odd thoughts and feelings because the sooner your get help and support, the better the prognosis
Over to you
Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive. If you’ve used any other support agencies that aren’t on the list, and found them helpful, please let me know. In the meantime, wishing you good health and stay safe.
26 thoughts on “Useful mental health contact list”
This can really help someone, it is good to share!
I’ve just come across this reply Kacha – it was in my spam folder? Anyway, it’s never too late to share. I’d be really happy.
Haha maybe WP thought that I was spamming with ‘helpful links’?
This is such a fantastic resource! Are you on Twitter or Facebook? I’ll copy the link & Tweet it (I’ve figured out that much, but Twitter still confuses me!)
There are some fantastic organisations and charities out there and you’ve covered lots of areas so I think you’ve done brilliantly putting this together.
Aaaww, thank you. Yes, I’m https://twitter.com/hannahsmiley and I’ve just followed you. Caz x
Hurrah, thank you! Hope you’re having a restful weekend, Caz.
With love from ‘the other Caz’ 😂 xx
I am now, thanks. Caz x
Great list. Reminding me that I want to be in touch with MIND, see if they have anything to offer.
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Ah, Hi Eliza, I hope you’re well. Glad you found the list useful and yes, MIND’s always a place full of resources.
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The truth or in insight is within our deep still presence within ourselves …
Thank you for dropping by and commenting.
Wow, this should win an award!! Very helpful, and everyone should have these numbers!!
Aaawww, bless you lovely. I’m glad you found it helpful. Caz x
It was very informative ! This is a really helpful post
Thank you, really appreciate your kind comments. Caz
Thank you so much for sharing this information and the contacts. I think a lot of people will find it beneficial.
Thanks Pooja and yes, I hope other people find it useful too.
I’m sure they will.