Anxiety and panic helplines
Comprehensive help and information from NHS.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Anxiety is a feeling we all get in a situation that is threatening or difficult. The anxiety stops when you get used to the situation, when the situation changes, or if you just leave. But if you feel anxious all the time, or for no obvious reason, it can make life difficult.
This leaflet deals with three particular kinds of anxiety: general anxiety disorder, panic attacks and phobias. We hope it will be helpful for anyone who finds their anxiety is a problem - but also for any friends and relatives who want to understand more about it.
The Mental Health Foundation
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.
MindMindInfoline: 0300 123 3393www.mind.org.uk
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: 03444 775 774
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. We work regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety disorders. We also campaign to raise awareness of anxiety disorders.
Helpline: 0300 772 9844
Youth Line: 0330 606 1174
No Panic (National Organisation for Phobias, Anxiety, Neuroses, Information and Care) is a totally voluntary charity, whose aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive/compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders including tranquilliser withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.
Helpline: 0800 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 youcan contact ChildLine.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
How to help someone having a panic attackParents' 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.
Trauma Research UK
We are a national registered trauma research charity dedicated to making a difference. Offering support and recovery programmes to those suffering from trauma and anxiety-related disorders such as phobias, panic attacks, PTSD, OCD, GAD etc. We know you may be suffering right now, but please consider this - “It's not what's wrong with you, it's what happened to you”.