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“Knowing where to turn to is the first step towards recovery. Never be afraid to ask for help”

Useful Links and Resources

If you’re going through a hard time and need to talk to someone, you’ll find a number of helpful organisations below.

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Samaritans: 116123

Confidential emotional support 24 hours a day. You can also email jo@samaritans.org

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Over the next few months the 0845 4647 service is being replaced by NHS 111 in England. NHS 111 offer people in England and Wales medical information and advice by phone or over the internet. They can also refer callers to various self help and support organisations. In Scotland, contact NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24.

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Mind: 0845 766 0163 (Open Monday to Friday 9.15am to 5.15pm)

The Mind info line service is run by a dedicated team of specialists, responding to more than 20,000 enquiries a year. Topics range from types of mental distress, where to get help and drug treatments, to alternative therapies, who's who in mental health services and advocacy.

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Rethink: 020 8974 6814 or advice@rethink.org

Rethink's National Advice Service provides expert advice and information on issues that affect the lives of people coping with mental illness. For general enquiries about Rethink's work, please call 0845 456 0455.

Other Organisations

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Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.


SANEline: 0845 767 8000

Support, information and advice for anyone affected by mental health problems (6pm-11pm every day).

SANE mail

SANE mail is a new email support service, which is fully funded by The Vodafone UK Foundation. SANEmail runs alongside SANEline to provide an additional channel of support to those affected by mental health issues. Anyone can email SANEmail, but in particular, the service aims to support: Young people affected by mental health problems who may feel more comfortable using email to gain support rather than the helpline. Or those with a physical disability or mental illness that prevents them from using the helpline.

Anxiety UK Logo

AnxietyUK (formerly The National Phobics Society) offer a free email support service for people with anxiety disorders. Find out more about the email support service.

Dealing with Depression

An online forum that provides a friendly and safe place for people to share information and talk about their experiences of depression.


The Telephone Helplines Association's website lists a number of different mental health telephone services.

One in one hundred

Website giving information and resources for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and their friends and family, including a comprehensive list of support groups around the country. One in one hundred is produced by pharmaceutical company Janssen-Cilag.