Mental Health Helplines

Use our helplines below to find information and advice on mental health issues.

Samaritans

Tel: 116 123 (Free)

samaritans.org

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.

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

thecalmzone.net

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis. CALM’s helpline 0800 58 58 58 and web-chat are for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. The services are open 5pm–midnight daily and are free, anonymous and confidential. For access or to find more information visit thecalmzone.net

Shout

Text Shout to 85258

giveusashout.org

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Papyrus

HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141

papyrus-uk.org

I'm worried about someone

Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.

Mind

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

mind.org.uk

Depression and anxiety leaflet

Elefriends online support communitiy

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.

Young Minds

Helpline: 0808 802 5544

youngminds.org.uk

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.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

Information Service: 0141 530 1000

samh.org.uk

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

Support in Mind Scotland

Information: 0131 662 4359

supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for anyone whose mental health problems or mental illness has a serious impact on their life and on the lives of others, including family members, friends and supporters. We believe anyone affected by mental health issues deserves compassionate and expert support.

The Mix
Helpline: 0808 808 4994

themix.org.uk

Depression

Mental health

Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.

Cold Feet

BREAST CANCER NOW

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

Our breast care nurses on our free and confidential Helpline are here for you, your family and friends, whatever you’re going through. Whether you have been diagnosed with breast cancer yourself, or have questions about a loved one - we’re ready to listen. Call our Helpline on 0808 800 6000 (Monday to Friday – 9am to 4pm; Saturdays – 9am to 1pm) or email our nurses directly on nurse@breastcancernow.org

Find tailored breast cancer information and support that meets your needs at breastcancernow.org and connect with other people day or night who know what you’re going through at forum.breastcancernow.org

TENOVUS CANCER CARE

Tenovus Cancer Care is Wales’ leading cancer charity. Its UK-wide Support Line is staffed by specialist cancer nurses and is available 365 days a year, for anyone affected by cancer.

Freephone: 0808 808 1010

Visit: www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk

Email: info@tenovuscancercare.org.uk

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs, or what to do about work, Macmillan understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00

(Lines are open Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm)

Or visit Macmillan’s Online Community at https://community.macmillan.org.uk/

For more information, visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

SAMARITANS

Samaritans is a registered charity that can provide support for anyone in distress. You don't have to be suicidal to call Samaritans.

Call any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), or email jo@samaritans.org, or visit samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.

Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF.

Website at: samaritans.org
Facebook: facebook.com/samaritanscharity
Twitter: twitter.com/samaritans

SHELTER

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help.

For free and independent advice from Shelter visit: england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

Free Helpline: 0808 800 4444

(Open 365 days a year - 8am - 8pm on weekdays / 9am - 5pm on weekends)

Facebook Messenger: Search ShelterUK

GRANTCHESTER - Male Survivors Partnership

The Male Survivors Partnership, founded by Survivors Manchester, Safeline and Mankind, is a consortium of organisations across the UK that support boys and men affected by sexual violence.

Call: 0808 800 5005

The National Male Survivor Helpline is there for any male survivor or their friend / family that wants information, advice or emotional support such as:

- Talking to a trained professional who has extensive experience of supporting male survivors
- Getting help with managing mental health issues
- Advice on how to manage feelings and thoughts
- Advice on reporting to the police
- Finding face to face help in your local area

The helpline 0808 800 5005 is open:

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

You can also go to the National Male Survivor Website at malesurvivor.co.uk to find help and support in your local area.

GRANTCHESTER - SURVIVORSUK

An estimated 12,000 men are raped in the UK every year, and more than 70,000 are sexually abused or assaulted.

At SurvivorsUK we know male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships.

SurvivorsUK help sexually abused men and anyone else who feel their gender identity prevents them from accessing other services, as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened.

Contact details:
https://www.survivorsuk.org/

SurvivorsUK
11 Sovereign Close
London
E1W 3HW

Tel : 02035983898

or email help@survivorsuk.org

Office Hours are Monday – Friday 09:30 – 17:00

Helpline Web Chat - Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 20:00

Coronation Street - Women's Aid

Women's Aid are a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

For information and support, visit: womensaid.org.uk

HELPLINE: 0808 2000 247
(Freephone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline - run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge)

Coronation Street - Independent Choices

Independent Choices provides the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Greater Manchester.

The Helpline is confidential and you do not have to give your name. The Domestic Abuse Helpline is a safe space for you to talk through what is going on at the moment and give you the options that are available to you.

If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 999

HELPLINE: 0161 636 7525

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4 pm excluding bank holidays.

Coronation Street - Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help.

For free and independent advice from Shelter visit: england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

Free Helpline: 0808 800 4444
(Open 365 days a year - 8am - 8pm on weekdays / 9am - 5pm on weekends)

Facebook Messenger: Search ShelterUK