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Mental Health
Organisations and Helplines

This list was last updated July 2020 and was correct at the time of publishing as per the charities and organisations own websites and media at the time of publication.

We have compiled a short list of UK mental health organisations, charities and helplines. We are not affiliated to any of these organisations, but hope that if you need help, this list may be a good place to start.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous operates local fellowship groups whose aim is to enable its members to "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety."

24 hour Helpline: 0800 9177650

Anxiety UK           

Anxiety UK provide access to a wide range of help, advice and resources. They do this through their annual membership from £30 per year,

Call: 03444 775 774  Mon-Fri 9:30am to 10pm, Sat 10am through to Sunday 8pm

Text: 07537 416 905 


Bipolar UK           

"Bipolar UK is the only national charity dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by bipolar. Peer support is at the core of our work." They have 85 peer support groups, a moderated e-community of 5000 active users and one-to-one peer support provided by telephone and email.
Peer support helpline: 07591 375544 (Bipolar UK do not have a crisis helpline. Leave a message and they will respond).


CALM Zone for Men

"The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male...Anyone can hit crisis point. CALM run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems."              

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58     5pm to Midnight 365 days 


Men’s Health Forum

Promoting, campaigning for and advocating good mental and physical health of boys and men with tips, an online forum and plenty of up-to-date information. They also publish award winning 'man manuals' in partnership with Haynes to provide information for men about a range of health issues that affect their everyday lives. Titles include Man MOT,  Your Body, Your Health and many more titles.

Men's Health Forum does not have a helpline. It is a source of information and resources.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind does not have it's own crisis helpline but is a valuable source of links to crisis organisations and specialist mental health organisations.

0300 123 3393      9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)

Mind Local Services

Local Minds provide mental health services in local communities across England and Wales. You can find out if there is a local Mind where you live by searching this map. Local Mind services include include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.

Further information is on their website.

No Panic

No Panic offer advice, support, recovery programmes and help for people living with phobias, OCD and anxiety-based disorders. They charge an annual membership of £25 which gives access to a wide range of services and help.

0844 967 4848


OCD Action

OCD Action is a UK charity that provides support and information to anybody affected by OCD.

Support helpline  0845 390 6232

Support email:

Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)

HOPELINEUK is a confidential support and advice service for:

  • Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide

  • Anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Helpline 0800 068 4141     Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays.


Refuge supports those who have experienced violence and abuse: domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery. They also provide safe refuges for women and children fleeing abuse. Refuge run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives.

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Respect, Men's Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for male victims of domestic abuse. We offer advice and emotional support to men who experience abuse, and signpost to other vital services that help men keep themselves (and their children) safe.

Freephone: 0808 8010327     Monday–Friday 9am-8pm for phone or email support.


Whatever you are going through, you can call the Samaritans day or night, free of charge even if you don't have credit on your phone. You can also email if you prefer:

Helpline: 116 123  anytime


SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.  SupportLine is for anyone socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse. 

Helpline: 01708 765200    (hours vary, so ring for details)

"We are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. We support people to explore the right options for themselves. We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits. All volunteers identify as lgbt+"

Call: 0300 330 0630     10am to 10pm every day

Text Shout

Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support, "Taking people from crisis to calm every day".  Texters are put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better. For help regarding any mental health concern:

Suicidal thoughts, Abuse or assault, Self-harm, Bullying, Relationship challenges, Isolation, Panic attacks, Loneliness.

Text SHOUT to 85258         24/7

WAY -  Widowed And Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation. Annual membership is £25 and provides access to their confidential support helpline, members only website, news, social events, and more.
Email via the contact form on the website:

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