MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

This page lists contact details for organisations that provide information, advice and support for a range of mental health conditions. Please note that these resources are provided for information purposes only and are not intended as advice or a recommendation for any treatment or course of action. It is important to always consult a trained professional for advice and guidance in relation to your specific concerns. 

  

Samaritans (Crisis Support)

Samaritans offer a confidential support line for people in distress and experiencing feelings of despair and hopelessness and in need or urgent suppport.

Helpline: 01382 832555 (local call charges apply)

National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

Email: jo@samaritans.org 

 

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a registered charity that aims to help people to cope with and recover from anxiety by providing information and self-help resources. They also strive to increase awareness in the general public of the causes and conditions of anxiety disorders and associated phobias.

Telephone: 03444 775 774

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk 

 

Breathing Space

Breathing space is a free and confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety

Telephone: 0800 83 85 87

Website: www.breathingspace.scot  

 

Moodzone

NHS Choices Moodzone website provides information and advice about coping with depression as well as other emotional problems.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression

 

No Panic

Excellent website with lots of helpful resources for people experiencing a range of anxiety problems such as panic attacks, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Helpline: 0844 967 4848

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

 

OCD Action

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

Telephone: 0845 390 6232

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk  

 

OCD UK

A charity run by people experiencing OCD, for people dealing with OCD. 

Telephone: 0845 120 3778 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.ocduk.org 

   

Papyrus

National charity devoted to the prevention of young suicide.

Telephone: HOPEline UK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org 

 

PTSDUK

PTSDUK is a UK charity that aims to raise awareness of the causes, symptoms and treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder.

Website: www.ptsduk.org

 

OTHER RESOURCES 

MIND

Mind is a leading UK charity that provides information, advice and support to empower people experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to raise awareness and understanding and improve mental health services.

Telephone: 020 8519 2122

Website: www.mind.org.uk 

 

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Leading Scottish mental health charity that provides information, advice and recovery-focused services to people experiencing mental helath problems.

Website:  www.samh.org.uk 

 

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland. You can find out more about what CBT is and locate an accredited CBT therapist near you.

Telephone: 0330 320 0851

Website: www.babcp.com 

 

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. You can find out more about what counselling is and locate a therapist near you.

Telephone: 01455 883300

Website: www.bacp.co.uk

 

Counselling Resource

Counselling resource is a certified health information website where you can take psychological self-tests and quizzes, check symptoms of common disorders, look up medications, compare types of counselling and psychotherapy, or learn about secure online therapy.

Website: www.counsellingresource.com