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.

Anxiety UK

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.

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for men aged 15-35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 daily 5pm to midnight

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Men's Health Forum

Provides 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health difficulties or learning disabilities.                                                                                  

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

Mind promotes the views and needs of people with mental health difficulties     

Phone: 0300 123 3393 Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm 

Website: www.mind.org.uk

No Panic

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

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

OCD Action

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.

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK

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.

Website: www.ocduk.org

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental health difficulties.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 – this is a free 24-hour helpline.

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

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

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Parents' helpline: 0808 802 5544, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Bereavement and family support

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 24-hour helpline

Website: www.victimsupport.org

Mencap

Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Phone: 0808 808 1111 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Parenting

Family Lives

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

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relate

The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

Website: www.relate.org.uk