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Information and Support: Mental health

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation provides a guide to Mental Health problems, topical issues and treatment options via their website.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website


Mind provides advice and support on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, legislation and details of local help and support in England and Wales.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9am - 6pm)

Visit the Mind website


YoungMinds offers information, support and advice for children and young people.

Help for concerned parents of those under 25 is offered by phone.

Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon–Fri 9.30am-4pm)

Visit the YoungMinds website


Inspire (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health) provides local services to support the mental health and wellbeing of people across Northern Ireland.

Phone: 028 9032 8474

Visit the Inspire website


SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) can provide general mental health information and signpost you to your local services.
Phone: 0141 530 1000 (Mon-Fri 9 – 5)

Visit the SAMH website

Community Advice & Listening Line

Community Advice & Listening Line offers emotional support and information on mental health and related matters to people in Wales.

Phone: 0800 132 737 (24/7) or text "help" to 81066

Visit the Community Advice & Listening Line website

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness advice offers practical help and information for anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, medication and care.

Phone 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm)

Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for advice and information

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by self-harm, organisations listed on our Self-Harm support page may be able to help.

You can find current information and support for issues covered by Action Line on the BBC Action Line website.