Getting help with mental health
10 October 2020, 08:00
If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, here's where to get support.
10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day
In 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died of suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.
And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.
But not being okay is still widely stigmatised. And governments can still make better, more ambitious plans to prevent suicide.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123
(free 24-hour helpline)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
(daily, 5pm to midnight)
Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK.
Phone – 0800 068 4141
Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays
Maytree provide a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis so they can talk about their suicidal thoughts and behaviour. They offer a free 4 night, 5 day one-off stay to adults over the age of 18 from across the UK. Their aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-medical environment for our guests. Somewhere our guests can explore their thoughts and feelings, and feel heard with compassion and without judgement.
Phone: 020 7263 7070
Charity providing confidential advice and support if you have anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression.
Phone: 03444 775 774
(Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)
Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email. Fast, free, independent health information.
Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)