- Helplines – our Infoline and Legal Line provide information and support by phone, email and text. Our Blue Light Infoline is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families. For all contact details and opening times, see our helplines page.
- Local Minds – there are over 140 local Minds across England and Wales which provide services such as talking treatments, peer support, and advocacy. Find your local Mind here, and contact them directly to see how they can help.
- Elefriends is a supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. See our Elefriends page for details.
Beating the Blues
Computerised CBT available free through some NHS trusts to help manage depression and anxiety. You need a referral to use this site.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
0161 705 4304
An interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy. It has an online register of accredited CBT therapists.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
01455 883 300
A membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice. It has an online directory of accredited counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
0116 254 9568
Provides a list of chartered psychologists.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Reports and guidelines on various mental health problems and treatments.
Find information and search for local services – including IAPT services.
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
Emotional support for anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
020 7014 9955
A professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. It has an online register of psychotherapists offering different talking treatments privately.
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