Self Help & Resources

Helpful Links

COVID-19

Links for support during COVID

A really good comprehensive resource, covering practical tips to help and linking to information on several mental health issues that may be feeling more challenging right now or that you may be experiencing for the first time.

Support During COVID-19

 

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults during COVID

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE DURING COVID

PARENT INFO DURING COVID

 

Remote Working and Mental Health

REMOTE WORKING DURING COVID

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH LINKS

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

ANXIETY UK

PTSD and Complex PTSD

Understanding PTSD and Complex PTSD

VERY WELL MIND

 

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

BIPOLAR UK

 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

THE CALM ZONE

 

Mental Health Foundation

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

MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

 

Mind

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

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

MIND

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0300 772 9844 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge

NO PANIC

Email: sarah@nopanic.org.uk

 

OCD Action

Support 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 ACTION

 

OCD UK

A 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)

OCD UK

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS

 

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:

SANE TEXTCARE

SANE PEER SUPPORT FORUM

SANE

 

Shout

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime.  A place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text Shout to 85258

SHOUT

YoungMinds

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

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

YOUNG MINDS

 

Young Peoples Mental Health

Every Mind Matters

EVERY MIND MATTERS 

 

Parent Guide for Teen Mental Health

Guide for Parent for Teen Mental Health

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION AND SUPPORT LINKS

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight, every day of the year)

Text 07860 039967

PAPYRUS

 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

SAMARITANS

 

The Suicide Prevention Network

This resource is helpful for people seeking help and advice about suicide and mental well-being, perhaps made worse by social isolation as well as guidance for those who have sadly been bereaved by suicide.

SUICIDE PREVENTION NETWORK 

 

Kooth

Kooth is an online counselling service that provides vulnerable young people, between the ages of 11 and 25, with advice and support for emotional or mental health problems.  Free, confidential, safe and anonymous ways to access help.

KOOTH

 

SOS Suicide of Silence

Call 0300 1020 505 – 8am to midnight every day

Email:  support@sossilenceofsuicide.org

SOS – SILENCE OF SUICIDE

ALCOHOL SUPPORT LINKS

Alcoholics Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its “12 step” programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

 

Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a free self-help “12 step” group for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking

Phone: 0800 0086 811 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

AL-ANON

 

Drinkline

A free confidential helpline for people worried about their own or someone else’s drinking.

Phone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm)

DRINKLINE

National Association for Children of Alcoholics

National Association for Children of Alcoholics offers free confidential advice and information to everyone affected by a parent’s drinking including children, adults and professionals.

Phone: 0800 358 3456 (Friday, Saturday and Monday 12pm to 7pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm to 9pm)

CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS

 

SMART Recovery UK

SMART Recovery UK face-to-face and online groups help people decide whether they have a problem with alcohol and drugs, build up their motivation to change, and offer a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

Phone: 0330 053 6022 for general enquiries about SMART Recovery UK (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday)

SMART RECOVERY UK

BEREAVEMENT, GRIEF AND LOSS LINKS

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT

Grief and Loss Self Help Guides

Helpful links to understand the grief and loss process

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS

HELPFUL FACTS ABOUT GRIEF AND LOSS 

A GUIDE TO GRIEF AND LOSS 

DRUG SUPPORT LINKS

Cocaine Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its “12 step” programme involves stopping using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.

Phone: 0800 612 0225 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

COCAINE ANONYMOUS Website:

 

FRANK

Free, confidential information and advice about drugs, their effects and the law. FRANK’s live chat service runs daily from 2pm to 6pm.

Phone: 0300 1236600 (24-hour helpline)

Text a question to: 82111

FRANK

 

Marijuana Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its “12 step” programme involves stopping using marijuana with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.

Phone: 0300 124 0373 (callback service)

MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS

 

Narcotics Anonymous

A free self-help group. Its “12 step” programme involves stopping using drugs with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

 

 

EATING DISORDERS LINKS

Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

BEAT

LEARNING DISABILITY LINKS

Mencap

Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

MENCAP

 

PARENTING LINKS

Family Lives

Advice 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)

FAMILY LIVES Website:

 

ANGER LINKS

Helpful tips and information on managing anger.

MOODJUICE

 

HEALTHY SLEEP LINKS

The Complete Guide to Insomnia – and How You Can Manage It:  a useful self help guide to help with insomnia and healthier sleep

HEALTHY SLEEP GUIDE