Information and Support
If you or someone you know have been affected by the issues raised in this programme related to Depression, the following organisations can help:
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK mental health research, policy and service improvement charity. They are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. They help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales. It provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. The Mind infoline provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. They are also able to provide details of local help and support. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday)
SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health)
SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) operates an information service from Monday to Friday between 2pm and 4pm. Information service staff and volunteers can answer general mental health enquiries, advise you on your rights and signpost you to your local services.
Phone: 0800 917 3466
Niamh Mental Wellbeing (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health)
Niamh Mental Wellbeing (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health) provides local services to support the mental health and wellbeing of people across Northern Ireland. Through Beacon, they provide day, housing and advocacy support for anyone with experience of mental illness as well as support groups and learning programmes. Through Carecall they provide access to counselling and psychological therapies as well as mental health and wellbeing programmes, mainly in the workplace, colleges and higher education. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website
Phone: 028 9032 8474
Community Advice & Listening Line
Community Advice & Listening Line offers emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales. Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service. The C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a confidential listening and support service.
Freephone: 0800 132 737
Text: Text "help" to 81066
Depression Alliance works specifically with people who experience depression and anxiety. They provide support and understanding to those who are affected, including friends and family of sufferers. They operate a national network of self-help groups, an online support forum and publish a quarterly magazine to ensure that nobody suffers alone. They also campaign to raise awareness and reduce stigma about depression. Depression Alliance does not currently run a helpline but you can call their information pack request line, or to find out more about ways they can help visit their website.
Information pack request line: 0845 123 23 20
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They are there in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and information.
If you think you need Breathing Space contact them by phone or visit their website.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (From 6pm til 2am Monday to Thursday and 24 hours at the weekend)
A BSL service is also available via the website