Mental health helplines
Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
Anxiety UKCharity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)
Bipolar UKA charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALMCALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Men's Health Forum24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health FoundationProvides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
MindPromotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
No PanicVoluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
OCD ActionSupport for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
OCD UKA charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
PAPYRUSYoung suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)
Rethink Mental IllnessSupport and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
SamaritansConfidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
SANEEmotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
YoungMindsInformation on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)NSPCCChildren's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
RefugeAdvice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)Alcoholics AnonymousPhone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
National Gambling HelplinePhone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)
Narcotics AnonymousPhone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)
Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's SocietyProvides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0333 150 3456 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)
BereavementCruse Bereavement CarePhone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Crime victimsRape CrisisTo find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)
Victim SupportPhone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Eating disordersBeatPhone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Learning disabilitiesMencapCharity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
ParentingFamily LivesAdvice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)
RelationshipsRelateThe UK's largest provider of relationship support.
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