Mental Health Information and Support
For better mental health
Mind is a charity organisation that offers advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Mind's team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. They will look for details of help and support in your own area.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 (Phone calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates. Charges from mobile telephones vary considerably)
Information & support related to mental illness
Confidential emotional support for men
The Campaign Against Living Miserably offers confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through their helpline.
Monday-Friday from 1pm-11pm every day, calls free from landlines and most mobiles.
Tel: 0800 58 58 58
Webchat (5pm - midnight)
SANE Mental Health Helpline
Meeting the challenge of mental illness
SANE's helpline is a national, 7 days a week, out-of-hours (6-11pm) telephone helpline for anyone coping with mental illness, including concerned relatives or friends.
Tel: 0845 767 8000
Support & info for people with depression
Prevention of young suicide, for under 35s
HOPELineUK is a national confidential support service for any young people (under 35) at risk of suicide, or anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide.
The helpline is open 10am-10pm Monday-Friday, Weekends 2pm-10pm, and Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm.
Tel: 0800 068 41 41 Calls are free from all providers and do not appear on bills.
SMS: 07786 209697 Texts are free from all providers and do not appear on bills.
Emotional support for students in distress
London LGBT Switchboard
Support to LGBT communities in the UK
Free and confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK.
Online Support and Info
IM chat crisis counselling with trained volunteers. Available to visitors from anywhere worldwide.
An Online Crisis Network. The first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Lived Experience Coping Tips for Suicidal Thoughts.
People's best ways to cope with suicidal thoughts, as shared with @unsuicide on Twitter and collected below. 140 characters (or less) of experiential knowledge
Supportive online community where you can be yourself.
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself; a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
Big White Wall
A peer support network.
Big White Wall is a peer support network available that encourages you to be open about what is on your mind, to learn more about yourself and to work through what is troubling you. The service does cost to join, but is free in many areas.
Helps you to cope with suicidal thoughts.
Coping with suicidal thoughts.
Childline Online Chat
ChildLine's chat service for children and young people.
Contact ChildLine anytime - calls are free and confidential. Services include the helpline, online chat and Ask Sam.
Online chat: Chat with a ChildLine counsellor about anything that is worrying you in a 1-2-1 session - this works like instant messenger.
Visit the website www.childline.org.uk.
The Mix Online chat
The Mix's chat service for young people.
The Mix is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. Open 365 days a year, for absolutely anything you're going through.
0808 808 4994
Web chat - between 1-11pm every day.
Reddit Suicide Watch
Moderated peer support forum.
Reddit Suicide Watch, a moderated peer support forum.
Moderated chat rooms and forums
A safe and supportive place to talk with other people for those going through depression or other mental illnesses.
MindOut Online Support
Daily, out of hours, online support service for LGBT people.
MindOut Online Support: daily, out of hours, online support service for LGBT people.
Online suicide prevention toolkit
Suicide prevention video for people with learning disabilities
Contains very practical guidance about thoughts of suicide and how to ask for help from trusted sources.
Read this first.
If you are thinking about suicide... read this first.
Live Through This
A collection of interviews with people who have survived a suicide attempt.
Live Through This: a collection of interviews with people who have survived a suicide attempt.
The Counselling Directory
Find a counsellor
Everyone has different reasons for wanting to end their lives and some people feel like they have no reason at all. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, then you should try to talk about them before making any decisions. Even if you think no-one wants to listen, the truth is - they do.
Find a Therapist Service
Your mental health is as important as your physical health. We will help find only the most highly qualified therapist in your area. Connect with the right therapist near you now.
Find a Therapist
A UK-based online platform that connects people with the right mental health therapist for their needs. People considering ending their lives or who have been affected by suicide can reach out to our professional therapists on the site.
YMCA DownsLink Group
The YMCA DownsLink Group launched a new online service: http://www.e-wellbeing.co.uk, that supports young people aged 13 - 25 with their wellbeing and mental health. e-wellbeing will be an accessible guide to the mental health services available to young people in Sussex and Surrey. The aim is for all young people to be able to access the right support and information around their emotional health and wellbeing, in the right place at a time that is right for them. By taking our short quiz by clicking on the website above, they can help direct you to the right information and services to help how you are feeling.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity to help fighting for children and young people's mental health.