Although the NHS is the largest provider of health care in the UK, there are other options for getting support to help you cope with a mental health problem.
Your search and rescue organisation
Find out if your organisation has any specialist support available, for example counselling, or advice services.
Voluntary, community and charity sector organisations
- local Minds
- counselling centres
- community or charity organisations
These kinds of services are normally free or low cost, and can offer a range of support, such as:
However, they are not likely to:
- provide medical services, like psychiatry
- prescribe medication
How do I find these kind of services?
- Mind's Blue Light Infoline can give you details of mental health help and support in your area.
- Your occupational health unit might have information about services.
- Your GP or health care provider might also be able to give you details of more local organisations.
You can often self-refer to these services, and you may also be referred by your GP.
This information was published in September 2015. We will revise it in 2018.