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Useful Contact Details

It isn't easy dealing with mental health, and can be even harder to make the first step, but believe us once you have your are on the right road.  Remember, you are not alone.

Below are contact details for people that are waiting to hear from you and most of all help you.

Make yourself a cuppa and give them a call. 


Emergency Numbers

If you need immediate help:

In an emergency:

  • Call 999
  • Go to your local A&E department

If you're in crisis and need to speak to someone:

  • Call NHS 111 (for when you need help but are not in immediate danger)
  • Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
  • Contact the Samaritans (details below)
  • Use the 'Shout' crisis text line - text SHOUT to 85258



Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.


Other useful numbers...



Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

  • www.mind.org.uk
  • Info Line: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463
  • Email: info@mind.org.uk

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).


Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

  • www.rethink.org
  • National Advice Service: 0300 5000 927 (Open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Email advice@rethink.org

(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)



PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Open 10am-10pm on weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends and bank holidays



  • www.youngminds.org.uk
  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

5pm to midnight, every day of the year



SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

  • Support Forum: www.sane.org.uk
  • Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (local rate on BT landlines)

Open 4:30-10:30pm every day


Always remember you are not alone. Mental health is not a visual illness, the person sat next to you maybe experiencing the same as you.


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