National UK Resources
‘Age UK's vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways…’
‘Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.’
UK’s eating disorder charity provides phone support and information everyday between 4pm -10pm.
‘Centrepoint provide accommodation, health support and life skills to homeless young people aged 16-25, to them back into education, training and employment.’
For men aged 15 – 35.
‘Our expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring. If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start.’
‘Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. Whatever feels best for you.’
‘We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
‘Find a counselor or psychotherapist near you.’
Friendly, confidential drugs advice.
Confidential young suicide prevention advice.
Advice, support and information for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
‘Support and research for good mental health.’
‘N.A. is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.’
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE
‘The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.’
‘Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students. Every night of term, student volunteers answer calls, emails, instant messages, texts and talk in person to their fellow university students about anything that’s troubling them.’
NATIONAL SURVIVOR USER NETWORK
NSUN provides information and networking opportunities, promotes self-management, and peer to peer support. It aims to collate up to date and valid information that can be used to inform and influence mental health policy makers and service providers.
The Refugee Council's Holistic Integration Service supports newly recognised refugees to make the challenging first steps towards resettlement.
RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS
‘We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.’
‘We’re looking for individuals who want to make their feelings known directly to those who provide our country’s social, health and justice services. If you have experience of the cycle of personal crisis and crime and would like to use your experience to help others we’d like to hear from you.’
'Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal…We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.'
‘SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.’
‘We provide a bed and support to more than 2,600 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness and rebuild lives.’
‘The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.’
‘Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.’
We offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues.
Our free Parents' Helpline is a lifeline to thousands of parents and carers each year who are worried about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person.