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Mental Health Resources

Here you will find helplines and resources for health advice and guidance. It is important you always seek help when you feel you need it, whether that is talking to someone or finding advice online – or both.

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Mental Health Resources

Here you will find helplines and resources for health advice and guidance. It is important you always seek help when you feel you need it, whether that is talking to someone or finding advice online – or both.

Mental Health Resources

Including Helpline Numbers

Physical Health Resources

Including Exercise & Sleep Information

Helplines you can call when you need to talk or need some tailored advice.

General

NHS – 111 – Advice on an urgent medical problem that is not definitely -life-threatening (for both physical and mental issues)

NHS – 999 – For a medical emergency that is definitely life-threatening (for both physical and mental issues)

If you are unsure if it is a medical emergency, call 111 first. They will refer you over to 999 if necessary.

Mental Health Support

Mind – 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Rethink Mental Illness – 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am  to 4pm)

SANE – Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:

www.sane.org.uk/textcare

– Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Sadness & Depression

PAPYRUS – 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends) – Suicide Prevention

Samaritans – 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) – General Distress/Despair

Cruse Bereavement Care – 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) – Bereavement

CALM – 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) – Depression (in Men)

Anxiety, Panic & OCD

Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm) – Anxiety

No Panic – Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge – Panic Attacks and OCD

OCD Action – Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge – OCD

OCD UK – Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) – OCD

Eating Disorder Support

Beat – Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Learning Disability Support

Mencap – Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Support

Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline) – Sobriety Support

Al-Anon – 0800 0086 811 (daily, 10am to 10pm) – Sobriety Support

Drinkline – 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm) – Sobriety Support

National Association for Children of Alcoholics – 0800 358 3456 (Friday, Saturday and Monday 12pm to 7pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm to 9pm) – Children of Alcoholics

SMART Recovery UK – 0330 053 6022 for general enquiries about SMART Recovery UK (9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday) – Alcohol and Drug Addiction Support

Cocaine Anonymous – 0800 612 0225 (daily, 10am to 10pm) – Drug Addiction Support (for all mind-altering substances, not just Cocaine)

FRANK – 0300 1236600 (24-hour helpline) – Text a question to: 82111 – Drug Addiction Support

Marijuana Anonymous – 0300 124 0373 (callback service) – Marijuana Addiction Support

Narcotics Anonymous – 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight) – Drug Addiction Support

Gambling Addiction Support

Gamblers Anonymous – 0330 094 0322 (24-hour)

Gam-Anon – 08700 50 88 80

National Gambling Helpline – 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

National Problem Gambling Clinic – 020 7381 7722 (callback)

Support for Victims of Crime

NSPCC – 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline) – Child Abuse and Cruelty

– 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline) – Child Abuse and Cruelty

Refuge – 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) – Domestic Violence

Rape Crisis – To find your local services: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm) – Emotional Support for victims of rape

Victim Support – 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline) – Support for victims of crime

Physical Health Resources

Exercise

Sleep