Note: For details of regional crisis houses and sanctuaries, see our page on crisis houses.
08444 775 774
Charity providing information and support for people experiencing anxiety disorders.
adult helpline: 0845 634 1414
youthline: 0845 634 7650
Offers information on eating disorders and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at helpfinder.b-eat.co.uk
Big White Wall
Online community for adults experiencing emotional or psychological distress. It is free to use in many areas if you live in the UK, if you're a student, or if you have a referral from your GP.
020 7931 6480
Charity providing information and support for people experiencing bipolar disorder, and their friends and family, including a helpline and online community.
C.A.L.L. (Community Advice and Listening Line)
0800 123 737
Provides listening services, information and support for people experiencing a mental health problem in Wales.
CALM (Campaign against living miserably)
0800 58 58 58
Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide.
0808 808 7777
Charity providing information and support for people caring for someone else, including someone with a mental health problem.
Cruse Bereavement Care
0844 477 9400
Charity providing information and support after someone you know has died.
A supportive community which provides online peer support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Directory of helplines available in the UK which you can search to find support suited to you.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions.
Next Generation Text Service
Provides a talk/type relay service for anyone who has difficultly hearing or being understood when speaking over the phone. The cost of making phone calls through this service depends on your telephone service provider.
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in England.
0845 46 47
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in Wales.
Provides information on a wide range of health and social care topics. Provides an online search tool to find NHS services near you.
Lists contact information for support and listening services run in universities and colleges across the UK.
0844 967 4848
Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders.
0845 120 3778
A charity run by people with OCD who campaign and can help with local support group information
0800 068 4141
Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings and self-harm.
Rethink Mental Illness
Charity providing information and support for people experiencing a mental health problem, including an online directory of local support services.
116 123 (freephone)
Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
0300 304 7000
Runs SANEline helpline offering practical information and support. Also runs an online an support community called Black Dog Tribe.
The Silver Line
helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 (freephone)
Provides support, information, advice and friendship to older people (over the age of 55) who may feel lonely or isolated. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0300 330 0630
LGBT+ helpline. Provides listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities across the country.
This information was published in September 2015. We will revise it in 2018.