Information and Support: Mental Health & Self-harm
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues or self-harm, the following organisations may be able to help.
ChildLine is a free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk.
Phone: 0800 1111
YoungMinds offers information, support and advice for children and young people on mental health, wellbeing, racism and self-harm.
Help for concerned parents of those under 25 is offered by phone.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258.
Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon–Fri 9.30am-4pm)
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: 0808 801 0525 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm)
Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website for advice and information
SANE provides confidential emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. It also provides a resource for anyone affected by suicide.
Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30 - 10.30pm daily)
The Mix provide non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on a variety of issues including mental wellbeing, sex & relationships, exam stress, money, drugs and self-harm.
Phone: 0808 808 4994
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
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) can provide general mental health information and signpost you to your local services.
Phone: 0344 800 0550 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm)
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
Combat Stress provides a confidential mental health helpline for serving and ex-service men and women with PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders.
Phone: 0800 138 1619 (24 hours)
PTSD Resolution provides treatment to veterans and reservists to enable them to resolve the mental health problems associated with military trauma.
Phone: 0300 302 0551
Other sources of information on mental health
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation provides a guide to Mental Health problems, topical issues and treatment options via their website.
LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury