Useful Contact information – United Kingdom

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Depression Alliance

UK’s leading depression charity, with a network of self-help groups.

Tel: 0845 123 2320

Email: information@depressionalliance.org

Website: www.depressionalliance.org

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

MDF: The Bipolar Organisation

National user led organisation working to enable people with manic depression to take control of their lives. Telephone information on anything to do with the condition including medication. Network of self help groups for people with depression, their relatives and friends. Self management training programme. Employment advice.

Tel: 020 7931 6480 (National Office)

Tel: 01633 244244 (Wales)

Website: www.mdf.org.uk

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Sane

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)

SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk

Website: www.sane.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Email: contact@mind.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Tel: 020 7803 1101 UK

Tel: 0141 572 0125 Glasgow

Tel: 0131 243 3800 Edinburgh

Tel: 01633 264 625 # Newport

Email: mhf@mhf.org.uk

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Journeys

Supporting people to find their own route to recovery from depression.

Tel: 029 2069 2891

Email: info@journeysonline.org.uk

Website: www.journeysonline.org.uk

Depression UK (D-UK)

A national self-help charity promoting mutual support between individuals affected by depression, through pen/phone friend schemes and newsletters with members’ contributions.

Email: info@depressionuk.org

Website: www.depressionuk.org

Hafal

Welsh charity for those with severe mental illnesses.

Tel: 01792 816600

Email: hafal@hafal.org

Website: www.hafal.org

Making Space

Helping those affected by schizophrenia and other forms of serious and enduring forms of mental illness.

Tel: 01925 571680

Website: www.makingspace.co.uk

Women’s Therapy Centre

Provides psychotherapy for women with mental health problems.

General enquiries: 020 7263 7860

Email: enquiries@womenstherapycentre.co.uk

Psychotherapy enquiries: 020 7263 6200

Email: appointments@womenstherapycentre.co.uk

Website: www.womenstherapycentre.co.uk

Contact a Family

Offers support and advice to parents of children who have a mental or physical disability, and enables families to get in touch with each other.

General enquiries: 020 7608 8700

Helpline: 0808 808 3555

Textphone: 0808 808 3556

Email: info@cafamily.org.uk

Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill

Provides services and support to people in the Jewish community with mental illnesses, and their carers.

Tel: 020 8458 2223

Email: info@jamiuk.org

Website: www.jamiuk.org

Jewish Mental Health

Helps people in the Jewish community with mental health problems, their carers, and mental health professionals.

Website: www.jewishmentalhealth.info

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Use their website to find accredited cognitive behavioural practitioners.

Tel: 0161 797 4484

Email:babcp@babcp.com

Website: www.babcp.com

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Lists of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists available.

General Enquiries: 01455 883300

Email:babcp@bacp.co.uk

Website: www.bacp.co.uk

British Association of Psychotherapists

Runs a reduced-fee scheme offering psychotherapy at a considerably lower cost to patients who are able to commit themselves to sessions three times a week for a minimum of two years, and who are assessed as suitable to be treated by psychotherapists in training under supervision.

Tel: 020 8452 9823

Email:mail@bap-psychotherapy.org

Website: www.bap-psychotherapy.org

Breathing Space Scotland

Free, confidential phone line you can call when you’re feeling down.

Helpline: 0800 838 587

Email: info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk

Website: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

CALL Helpline Wales

Confidential listening and support service for people in Wales.

Tel: 0800 132 737

Website: www.callhelpline.org.uk

CAUSE (Carers and Users Support Enterprise)

Northern Ireland charity providing practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with mental illness.

Tel: 028 9023 8284

Email: info@cause.org.uk

Website: www.cause.org.uk

Maytree

A sanctuary for the suicidal: a place where, during a brief stay, a person will find the support that can alleviate despair and isolation.

Tel: 020 7263 7070

Website: www.maytree.org.uk

Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health

Provides local support, including housing schemes, home support, advocacy services and information, for those with mental health needs.

Tel: 028 9032 8474

Website: www.niamh.co.uk

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Campaigns and provides services across Scotland for people with mental health problems, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion.

Tel: 0141 568 7000

Email: enquiries@samh.org.uk

Website: www.samh.org.uk

Bipolar Fellowship Scotland

Provides information and self-help groups for people in contact with bipolar disorder.

Tel: 0141 560 2050

Website: www.bipolarscotland.org.uk

Aware Defeat Depression

Information, advice and support groups for those affected by depression throughout Northern Ireland.

Tel: 028 9032 1734

Helpline: 0845 120 2961

Email: help@aware-ni.org

Website: www.aware-ni.org

Depression Alliance Scotland

A charity based in Scotland working for people with Depression living in Scotland.

Tel: 0845 123 2320

Email: info@dascot.org

Website: www.dascot.org

Making Space

Helping those affected by schizophrenia and other forms of serious and enduring forms of mental illness.

Tel: 01925 571680

Website: www.makingspace.co.uk

Support Line

Telephone helpline for children, young adults and adults. Provide emotional support on wide range of issues including support to anyone suffering from mental health. Also details of counsellors and agencies throughout the UK

Tel: 01708 765200

Email info@supportline.org.uk

Community Advice and Listening Line

Helpline providing advice, information and emotional support for anyone concerned about their own or another’s mental health

Tel: 0800 132737 (Area served WALES),

Website: www.callhelpline.org.uk

Mood Swings

National Helpline and online support providing free and confidential information, advice and support to people with mood disorders, family, friends and health and social care professionals. Also one to one, support groups, workshops at Centre in Manchester.

Tel: 0845 123 6050 (helpline)

Website: www.moodswings.org.uk

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