for better mental health

How to cope with anger

Explains anger, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Also includes advice for friends and family.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services across England and Wales. These might be talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

0800 9177 650
[email protected] (email helpline)
Help and support for anyone with alcohol problems.


0808 801 0677 (adult helpline)
0808 801 0711 (youthline)
0808 801 0811 (studentline)
Offers information and advice on eating disorders, and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at HelpFinder.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

Cruse Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677
Information and support after a bereavement.


0207 704 2040 (London LGBT+ advice line)
0800 999 5428 (National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)
Supports LGBTQ+ people who've experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Men's Advice Line

0808 801 0327
Confidential advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse by a current or ex-partner or family member.

Mind Tools
Tips and articles on personal effectiveness, management and leadership.

Online self-help guides on topics including depression, anxiety and stress.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247
Confidential helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, their friends and family, and others calling on their behalf. Provides access to safe houses (refuges).

National Self Harm Network (NSHN)
Survivor-led online support forum for people who self-harm, their friends and families.


0808 2000 247
Support, information and advocacy for women and children experiencing violence and abuse.

Information and support for people who are worried about their violent or aggressive behaviour towards loved ones, and for male victims of domestic abuse.


116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
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).

Turning Point
Health and social care services in England for people with a learning disability. Also supports people with mental health problems, drug and alcohol abuse or unemployment.

Welsh Women's Aid

0808 80 10 800
Information and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, including a directory of local services.

Women's Aid (England)

0808 2000 247
Information and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, including a directory of local services.

This information was published in July 2018. We will revise it in 2021.

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