Someone to talk to
If you need urgent help, please call Samaritans on 116 123. They’re available to offer support 24/7 every single day of the year.
If you are looking for general mental health support Heads Together Charity Partners are there for you. Whether we struggle with disappointing exam results, the loss of a job, a relationship break-up, depression, anxiety or any other mental health challenge, we all struggle with our mental health at times, and we all need support.
Friends and family can be a great first response. However, sometimes we feel alone, or those closest to us don’t know how to help.
The good news is that here in the UK there is there is always someone to turn to. Many of our Heads Together partners, and many other organisations, run confidential helplines and online services staffed by volunteers who can relate to the difficult times you or someone you know may be going through. See below for support that is available to you.
For anyone experiencing a mental health problem
Mind’s Infoline advisors provide information on a range of topics including; types of mental health problems, where to get help and support in your local area, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. The Helpline is open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
For people under 25
The Mix is the here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have. They offer a free & confidential helpline available 365 days a year via phone, email or webchat. They also have discussion boards and live chat.
YoungMinds run a free, confidential parents helpline, which parents / carers can call if they are worried about how a child or young person is feeling or behaving. They also run a group called Parents Say, for parents whose children are accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
For the armed forces community
Contact is a collaboration on mental health charities and organisations that offer support for veterans. A wide range of support is available through these organisations for servicemen and women and their families.
CALM offer an accredited confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through our helpline. This helpline and a webchat service they offer is is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Callers can talk through any issue, they’ll listen and offer information and signposting. Calls won’t show up on your phone bill and are free from landlines, payphones and all mobiles.