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Useful Organisations 

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Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, they enable people to make informed choices. Information covered includes types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.

08457 90 90 90

Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which could lead to suicide.  Their service is available by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches.
Samaritans are there for you if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.

Big White Wall

The Big White Wall Big White Wall is an online support network offering people experiencing troubles, a safe place to talk about their feelings anonymously, express themselves through words, photos and drawings, and get support from others who feel the same, in an environment that is facilitated 24/7 by trained ‘wall guides’. Information and advice is provided on a variety of mental well-being topics, ways to get on top of troubles and feel better.

Tel: 767 8000  (6pm-11pm)

SANEline is a national out-of-hours telephone helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems, and those who care for them. SANEline is part of the charity SANE, run independently of any NHS or other statutory services.

Tel: 0800 58 58 58
(5pm - midnight every
Sat - Tues)

CALM’s helpline is confidential and anonymous, is free to calls on a landline – and won’t show up on landline phone bills.  Calls are answered by trained advisors, who will help callers work through problems and start to sort things out.
CALM is targeted at young men aged between 15-35, but they offer help, information and advice via a helpline and website to anyone calling within the UK, regardless of age, gender or location.  

Tel 0845 456 0455
(9-5pm Monday to Friday)  

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.  Rethink also runs support groups across England and Northern Ireland.

Depression Alliance
Tel: 0845 123 23 20
for an information pack

The Depression Alliance provides help & information about depression; symptoms, coping/self-help techniques and self help groups.


Mental Health Foundation

A leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.  Including a mindfulness on-line course to help manage stress.

Time to Change

A social movement and national campaign helping to end mental health discrimination.  Led by the charities Mind, Rethink, Time to Change, there are plenty of  opportunities to get involved. Key elements of Time to Change include:

  • Local community projects
  • A national high-profile campaign
  • A mass-participation physical activity week
  • Legal test cases
  • Training for student doctors and teachers
  • A network of grassroots activists combating discrimination

Stand to Reason

Stand to Reason is a service-user led organisation that intends to work with and for people with mental ill health, in the way that Stonewall has for gay people: raising the profile, fighting prejudice, establishing rights and achieving equality. The organisation welcomes anyone who wishes to support them or take part in their campaign.


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