Mental Health

Challenges can affect anyone of us, at any time in our lives. Strengths, vulnerabilities and needs co-exist within all of us, and our individual response to change, stress and loss varies enormously. It is not always obvious what will help and what will hinder. What is obvious is that we need to be as full mindful of, and attentive to, our own well-being, in order to provide the best possible support to our service users.

In this section of the Hub, we’ve provided some useful support links, for a range of mental health issues, and have also included some interesting resources for you to listen to or read.

Support links 

Mind

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

 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)

www.mind.org.uk

 

Anxiety UK

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

03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 

Bipolar UK

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

www.bipolaruk.org.uk

 

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of

self-help groups.

www.depressionalliance.org

Men's Health Forum

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

 

www.menshealthforum.org.uk

 

No Panic

Support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD

0844  967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

www.nopanic.org.uk

 

 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of

distress or despair.

116 123  (free 24-hour helpline)

www.samaritans.org.uk 

Mental Health Foundation

Offering support around eating disorders

0808 801 0677 (adults)  

0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

www.b-eat.co.uk 

 

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people

affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30 to 10.30pm)

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

www.sane.org.uk/support 

 

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri,10am-5pm &

7-10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm)

www.youngminds.org.uk

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services

for parents and professionals.

0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

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

www.thecalmzone.net

 

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental

health problems or learning disabilities.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD.

Includes facts, news and treatments.

0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)

www.ocduk.org  

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)

www.rethink.org 

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