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JessPosted on 06/02/2014
Our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text. Click here for contact details and opening times.
Local Minds provide services such as talking therapies, peer support, and advocacy. Click here to find your nearest branch.
Our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Click here to find out more.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
01455 88 33 00itsgoodtotalk.org.ukBACP is the membership body for counsellors and therapists. They provide information on different types of therapy and you can search for a therapist by area.
C.A.L.L Mental Health Helpline
24 hour free helpline: 0800 132 737
Offers emotional support and mental health information for people living in Wales.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
0800 58 58 58 (5pm-midnight)thecalmzone.netListening services, information and support for men who feel down or are in crisis.
healthtalkonline.orgA place to share experiences and hear from other people facing health problems.
Hub of Hope
A searchable online database set up by Chasing the Stigma to help you find grassroots support services near you. You can find out more from Chasing the Stigma's website.
Call: 111Advice in England when you need medical help fast but it's not an emergency.
NHS Choices service finder
nhs.uk/service-searchSearch facility which allows you to look for a health service, including a GP, in your area.
NHS Direct Wales
0845 46 47nhsdirect.wales.nhs.ukHealth advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day for people living in Wales.
patient.co.ukOffers information about healthcare. Has a directory of health professionals, including information about private healthcare and professional qualifications.
24-hour freephone helpline: 116 123
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKPO Box 90 90Stirling FK8 2SA24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
General Medical Council (GMC)
gmc-uk.orgProvides information about standards for doctors, and runs the UK medical register which doctors must be registered on to practice medicine.
england.nhs.uk/tisCertification programme for all organisations who produce healthcare information for the public.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
0845 003 7780nice.org.ukA clinical standards body which provides evidence-based guidance on conditions and treatments for health care professionals and also for the public.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
nmc-uk.orgProfessional body which regulates and registers all nurses and midwives.
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