How to get help with mental health

15 May 2023, 16:36 | Updated: 22 December 2023, 18:43

Radio X Mental Health Toolkit
Radio X Mental Health Toolkit. Picture: Getty Creative Images

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, here's where to get support.

Radio X has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), to bring you a series of podcasts with advice and real stories about mental health

The Radio X Mental Health Tool Kit with the Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Radio X Mental Health Tool Kit with the Campaign Against Living Miserably. Picture: Radio X

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Where to get urgent help for mental health


  • Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
  • Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
  • Website:


  • 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)
  • Website:


  • Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK.
  • Phone – 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight every day)
  • Text: 07860 039967
  • Website:

Anxiety UK

  • 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 5.30pm, except bank holidays)
  • Website:

Men's Health Forum

  • 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
  • Fast, free, independent health information.
  • Website:

Heads Together

  • 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.
  • Website:


  • Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
  • They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Website:

Need more help or advice? Here are more mental health resources from the NHS