For anyone interesting in learning more about mental health or developing coping strategies, the following resources have useful and interesting content on a range of subjects.
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Phone: 03444 775 774 Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm.
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for men aged 15-35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 daily 5pm to midnight
Men's Health Forum
Provides 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health difficulties or learning disabilities.
Mind promotes the views and needs of people with mental health difficulties
Phone: 0300 123 3393 Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
No Panic is a voluntary run charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). They offer a course to help overcome phobias or OCD.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 daily, 10am to 10pm. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's access charge
Support for people with OCD,
including information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm. Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's access charge.
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. They provide facts, news and research.
Phone: 0333 212 7890 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental health difficulties.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 – this is a 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.
Text-care: 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.
Parents' helpline: 0808 802 5544, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
Bereavement and family support
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Phone: 0808 168 9111 24-hour helpline
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm