Depression & Suicide
Royal College of Psychiatrists – Depression Leaflet
This leaflet is for anyone who is, or has been depressed. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and relatives. It describes what depression feels like, some of the help that is available, how you can help yourself and how to help someone else who is depressed. It also mentions some of the things we don't know about depression. At the end of the leaflet there is a list of other places where you can get further information.
The Mental Health Foundation
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-a-z/D/depression/ - link to Depression leaflet
We believe it is important to involve the people who use mental health services and their carers in our work. We want to support them to have their say on the way that services are run, as well as to use their experiences to inform our thinking.
The site is designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
MindInfoline: 0845 766 0163
http://www.mind.org.uk/help/depression_and_anxiety - link to Depression & Anxiety leaflet
The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.
Helpline: 0808 11 11
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Helpline: 0800 018 2138
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.
Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (1pm - 11pm)
Confidential National helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue.
Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 41 41
Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
Students Against Depression
Developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Support for young men under 35 suffering from depression.
Aware Defeat Depression
Helpline: 08451 202 961
Provides information and support to people affected by depression in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
To request an information pack call 0845 123 23 20
Working to relieve and prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services.
The mission of Depression UK is to promote mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk from depression, with the aim of encouraging self help, recovery and personal growth. We believe our members are helped when they share their problems with fellow sufferers, because they understand, better than any non-depressed professional or carer can ever do, what it really feels like to suffer from depression. These members can then share their thoughts, feelings, hopes, disappointments and successes, and in so doing offer mutual support to each other.
Offers a unique and clear reference point on depression help and advice from experts in the field.
Tel: 0845 456 0455
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
Tel: 0845 790 9090
Whatever you're going through, we're here to help 24 hours a day. We won't judge you and we won't share what you tell us with anyone else. Get in touch by telephone, email, letter and face to face in the UK and Ireland. Visit befrienders.org if you live outside the UK or Ireland.
Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline
Day by Day Helpline: 0844 477 9400
Young Person's freephone helpline: 0808 808 1677
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
Helpline: 0844 561 6855 (9am-9pm daily)
Exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend, aiming to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
The Compassionate Friends
Helpline: 0845 123 2304
Siblings website: www.tcfsiblingsupport.org.uk
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children.
Helpline: 0845 20 30 405 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement, the Winston's Wish family line offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Tel: 020 8446 7452
Our vision at the Grief Encounter Project is that every bereaved child and their family in the UK get the best possible help, support, recognition and understanding following their loss. Our mission is to raise understanding about issues for bereaved children and promote the value of bereavement support.