Support Groups and Links
For someone to speak to in an emergency or for suicide prevention
If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings or self-harm, you can call Papyrus HOPEline on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07786 209 697.
Men’s health forum, 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email email@example.com or use their
If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
The stress management society
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
ADDICTION (DRUGS< ALCOHOL, GAMBLING)
Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
NHS advice and resources on stopping smoking