Resources

 

Sometimes, therapy isn’t an option right now; whether it’s a time, money, or access issue, or you’re just not ready, there’s still help available that you can get to:

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

 

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

 

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

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Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

 

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

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CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.

 

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

 

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

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Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

 

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

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Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

 

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

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Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

 

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

 

Website: www.mind.org.uk

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No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

 

Phone: 0300 772 9844 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

 

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Email: sarah@nopanic.org.uk

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OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

 

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

 

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

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OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

 

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

 

Website: www.ocduk.org

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PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

 

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight, every day of the year)

 

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

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Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

 

Phone: 0808 801 0525 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

 

Website: www.rethink.org

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Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

 

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

 

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

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SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

 

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

 

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

 

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

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YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

 

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

 

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

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Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

 

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

 

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

 

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

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Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

 

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

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Alcohol misuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its "12 step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.

 

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

 

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

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Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a free self-help “12 step” group for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking

 

Phone: 0800 0086 811 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

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