Are you worried about the effects of stress?

The following organisations provide confidential help and support.

For questions about the Stress Test, please contact the Lab UK team.

Need to talk now?

  • The Samaritans - If you're experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support. Lines are open 24 hours a day. Calls are charged at the local rate.
    Tel (UK): 08457 909090, Tel (RoI): 1850 60 90 90
  • NHS Direct - If you're feeling unwell now, you can call NHS Direct for nurse advice and health information. Lines are open 24 hours a day. Calls to NHS Direct cost a maximum of 5p per minute from a BT landline. The cost of calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.
    Tel: 0845 4647

Depression and anxiety

  • Mind - Mind is a mental health charity working in England and Wales. The Mind infoLine offers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Lines are open 9.15am-5.15pm, Monday to Friday. Calls are charged at the local rate.
    Tel: 0300 123 3393
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists - The Royal College of Psychiatrists produces information leaflets on a wide range of mental health problems and treatments. The leaflets are aimed at anyone who is worried about themselves, a friend or relative.


If you're very upset or distressed and need to talk to someone, you can call ChildLine at any time on 0800 1111 for free and confidential advice.