Help Is always Near

What services are on offer?

 Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.



  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258


Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.


Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays). 

Mental Health Foundation

  • InfoLine: 020 7803 1101

Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.

The Centre for Mental Health

  • InfoLine: 020 7827 8300

Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.

BACP Find a Therapist Directory

  • InfoLine: 01455 883300

Through the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) you can find out more about counselling services in your area.

PANDAS Foundation

  • InfoLine: 0843 28 98 401 (every day from 9am-8pm)

PANDAS Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide our PANDAS Help Line, Support Groups offer online advice to all and much more.


General advice and support

Citizens Advice
Gives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Support for children and young people

Young Minds

  • InfoLine: 020 7336 8445

Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.


  • InfoLine: 0800 1111

Free, national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.

Age Concern

  • InfoLine: 0800 009966

Infoline on issues relating to older people.

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

  • InfoLine: 020 7837 7324

Provides information, support and referral services.

Refugee Council

  • InfoLine: 020 7346 6700

The UK’s largest organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers.


  • InfoLine: 0300 100 1234

Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.


Education Support Partnership

  • InfoLine: 08000 562 561

A 24/7 telephone support line which gives teachers access to professional coaches and counsellors 365 days a year. The network also campaigns for change within schools and education policy in order to improve the wellbeing, mental and physical health of teachers.

Anxiety UK

  • InfoLine: 08444 775 774

Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.  

Common Signs to look out for

It’s important to recognise and pay attention to various warning signs such as increased risk-taking behaviour, addiction, loss of enthusiasm and changes in diet or routine, remember warning signs can be multiple or singular.


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