Mental Health Help & Support

If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help and support. 

As we focus on challenging discrimination in society, we're not able to provide individual or emergency support for people in crisis. But there are lots of people who can, some of which are listed below:

This page is currently being updated to include up to date information of support services, including local charities etc. For now, the information below is copied from the Mind website...

 


If your life is in danger:

 

If you are feeling like your life is at risk right now, due to your mental health or you need urgent medical help, please:

  • Call 999 for an ambulance

  • Go straight to A&E, if you can

  • Call your local crisis team, if you have their number.

 

If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you. Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.

If you are in Crisis and need to talk right now:

If you're in crisis and need to talk right now, there are many helplines staffed by trained people ready to listen. They won't judge you, and could help you make sense of what you're feeling. 

  • Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email jo@samaritans.org or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
     

  • SANEline. 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).

  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK. Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 (open 24/7).

  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). You can call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk. Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service.

  • Papyrus HOPELINEUK. If you're under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209 697.

  • Nightline. 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.

  • Switchboard. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

Directories of Support

  • If you're outside the UK, the Befrienders Worldwide website has a tool to search by country for emotional support helplines around the world.

We'd like to expand this list so we can signpost as many people as possible to the support they need. If you'd like us to add your organisation to this page, please email us with a couple of lines about the services you offer and the contact details people would use to reach you.