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Where to go for mental health advice and support

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Anyone can experience mental health problems, at any stage of their life.

All this week on ITV News Anglia, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be looking at the different ways these issues can affect people.

If you think you may be experiencing mental problems, or are worried that someone else is, here are some of the charities you can contact.

Mind provides support to people experiencing all types of mental health issues at any age. Call its Infoline on 0300 123 3393, email info@mind.org.uk or text 86463.

Samaritans provides a confidential service to anyone funding life a bit of a struggle. Call their free helpline 24 hours a day on 116 123, or email jo@samaritans.org.

Young Minds has a Parents' Helpline - 0808 802 5544. It is available to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25.

The Pandas Foundation was set up to offer advice and support on pre and post-natal depression, and other peri-natal mental illnesses. Its helpline is open from 9am to 8pm every day on 0843 28 98 401. The charity also runs support groups across the country.

NCTis the largest charity for parents in the UK. Its website offers advice for both men and women - as well as sharing parents' stories to show people they are not alone.

Silver Line was set up in 2013 by Esther Rantzen to give older people someone to talk to at any time of the day. The 24-hour helpline (0800 4 70 80 90) is confidential and they can match people up with volunteers who share their interests to speak to on the phone or write to.

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