Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.
General mental health organisations
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for mental health organisations
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Addiction (alcohol, drugs and gambling)
PEAT provides practical behaviour support and training using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to help individuals in Northern Ireland with autism to reach their full potential..
Telephone 028 9032 4882
Visit the PEAT website
SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.
Phone: 0808 801 0608
Visit the SNAP Cymru website
ADHD Foundation provides information for parents and young people via their website.
Visit the ADHD Foundation website
ADDISS, the Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service, provides information and resources to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Phone 020 8952 2800
Visit the ADDISS website
The Hyperactive Children's Support Group
The Hyperactive Children's Support Group provides information on diet, such as food additives and how it impacts on ADHD.
Visit the Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Bereavement and child bereavement
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Bereavement
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Body Dysmorphia
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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)
Visit the SANE website
Breathing Space offers a confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, weekends 24 hours).
A BSL service is also available via the website.
Visit the Breathing Space 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
Lifeline provides support to people suffering distress or despair in Northern Ireland, regardless of age or district.
Phone: 0808 808 8000 (24 hours a day)
Visit the Lifeline website
Bipolar UK supports individuals, their families and carers affected by bipolar, providing information and support groups.
Phone: 0333 323 3880
Visit the Bipolar UK website
Bipolar Scotland provides information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder
Phone: 0141 560 2050
Visit the Bipolar Scotland website
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Eating Disorders
Emotional distress and suicide
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Emotional Distress
Military & PTSD
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)
Visit the Combat Stress website
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
Visit the PTSD Resolution website
The Ripple Pond
The Ripple Pond provides avenues for self-help and support for the adult family members of physically or emotionally injured Service Personnel and Veterans.
Visit The Ripple Pond website
Talking2Minds helps those suffering from PTSD or other severe stress related conditions and offer free therapeutic programmes to those most in need within the UK.
Visit the Talking2Minds website
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD-UK provides confidential, impartial information, advice and support to adults and children affected by OCD, accessing treatment, advocacy and community support.
Phone: 03332 127 890
Visit the OCD-UK website
OCD Action provides support and information for people with OCD, their families and carers.
Visit the OCD Action website
Information from the NHS:
Visit the NHS website
Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Mental Health
Pregnancy related issues
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Pregnancy related issues
Please visit the dedicated Information and Support page for Mental Health and Self-harm
ChildLine is a free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk.
Phone: 0800 1111
Visit the ChildLine website
YoungMinds offers information, support and advice for children and young people on mental health, wellbeing and self-harm.
Visit the YoungMinds website
Help for concerned parents of those under 25 is offered by phone
0808 802 5544 (Mon –Fri 9.30am-4pm)
The Mix provides non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs and self harm.
Phone: 0808 808 4994
Visit The Mix website
Meic provides bilingual information, advice and advocacy / support to children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.
Phone: 080880 23456
Visit the Meic website
Young Scot provides young people in Scotland, aged 11 - 26, with a wealth of information from body and mind to lifestyle and relationships.
Phone: 0808 801 0338
Visit the Young Scot website