Explains what peer support is, what types there are, how it can help you and how to access it.
Support and guidance for people living in rural communities in England.
Information on befriending, including an online directory of UK befriending services.
Independent, service-user-led charity for people with experience of mental health issues. Provides information, networking opportunities and peer support.
116 123 (freephone)
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
Supports people with mental health problems, including through peer support.
Online mental health community (formerly called Big White Wall). Free in some areas through your GP, employer or university.
This information was published in July 2019. We will revise it in 2022.
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