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Depression / Anxiety / General mental health
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
T: 020 7931 6480
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
T: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
T: 0845 120 3778 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
T: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
T: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
T: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
SANEmail E: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
T: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
T: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
T: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Self-help guides: www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp
NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk
Addiction / Substance misuse
Help for people who want to stop drinking from people who have stopped.
Helpline T 08457 697555 evenings 6.30-10pm.
Office: 01904 644026
T: 0300 999 1212 (daily until midnight)
GamCare provides advice, practical help, support and counselling in addressing the social impact of gambling.
T: 0808 8020 133
Provides insight into our problems of eating compulsively, strength to deal with it, and a very real hope that there is a solution for us.
T: 07000 784985
Support and information on anorexia and bulimia for sufferers, family and friends.
T: 0845 634 1414 (Mon-Thurs, 1.30pm-4.30pm)
Helplines: 01603 621 414 (open 9:00 to 18:30 weekdays)
Youthline: 01603 765 050 (open 16:00 to 18:00 weekdays)
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
T: 0800 980 1958
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
T: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Counselling for young people
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
T: 0800 1111 for children (Childline 24-hour helpline)
T: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Young suicide prevention society. Confidential specialist telephone helpline service staffed by trained professionals. Provides support, practical advice and information to children, young people and adults who are worried about themselves, or anyone who is concerned about a young person
T: 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
T: 07786 209697
Support and counselling for all bereaved people on a one to one basis in their own homes.
Service takes place in your own home.
T: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Counselling, support and information for all relationships
T: 0300 100 1234
Hearing Voices Groups
Parents and Families
Family Lives (formerly Parentline)
T: 0808 800 2222 (daily, 7am-midnight)
Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
T: 0808 802 5544
Improving support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
National Autistic Society
Charity for people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
Victims of Crime
T: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-9.30pm)
T: 0845 30 30 900 (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm. Weekends, 9am-7pm)