Lighten The Load: Helplines
Use our Lighten The Load helplines to find out more information and advice on mental health.
The SamaritansTel: 116 123Samaritans.org
You don’t have to be suicidal to call Samaritans. Whatever you’re going through, call them any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email email@example.com, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.
MindMind Info line: 0300 123 3393mind.org.uk/
The Mind InfoLine 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.
Mental Health Foundationmentalhealth.org.uk
The Mental Health Foundation deliver change and help empower people to make real changes in their lives.
Young Mindsyoungminds.org.ukTel: 0808 802 5544
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
RETHINKTel: 0300 5000 927rethink.org
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
Time to Changetime-to-change.org.uk
Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. Our vision is to make lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination and to inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.
Bi-Polar UKTel: 020 7931 6480bipolaruk.org.uk
BiPolar UK is a user led charity working to enable people affected by Bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives.
ChildLineHelpline: 0808 11 11childline.org.uk
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 a1-2-1 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.
Are you feeling down, depressed or worried? Is your mind full of negative thoughts or questions? Do you want to talk about your mental health?
If so, MindFull is the place for you! MindFull is a brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing; helping you to overcome life's ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who you are. You choose the type of support you receive and, because MindFull is online, you can get it whenever you want it, wherever you are.
MindFull is here to help you get better; and we'll also give you tools and tips to help you get through those tough times that may arise in the future. We know that asking for help is not always easy, but MindFull is a safe and trustworthy space where you can choose the right support for you.
Get ConnectedFreephone: 0808 808 4994 (1pm - 11pm)getconnected.org
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.
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.