Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to ‘stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.’
Telephone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Telephone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 17:30)
Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf.
Telephone: 0808 801 0677 (Adults) or
Telephone: 0808 801 0711 (for under 18s).
Both helplines are available Monday to Friday, 12:00 – 20:00 and Weekends and Bank holidays, 16:00 – 20:00.
A 1-2-1 live web chat is available on their website.
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (Daily, 17:00 to midnight)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care are the United Kingdom’s largest bereavement charity providing free care and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief.
Telephone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00)
Men’s Health Forum
Men’s Health Forum is a charity based in Great Britain. Its mission is to improve the health of men and boys in England, Wales and Scotland.
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 18:00)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) describes itself as a ‘nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem’. Narcotics Anonymous uses a 12-step model developed for people with varied substance use disorders.
Telephone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10:00 – midnight)
National Gambling Helpline
GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.
Telephone: 0808 8020 133 (Daily, 08:00 – 00:00)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Telephone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10:00 – 22:00)
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Telephone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 17:00)
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Telephone: 0845 120 3778 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00)
PAPYRUS is the UK charity for the prevention of young suicide. They offer help and advice to young people with thoughts of suicide.
Telephone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 17:00 and 19:00 – 22:00, and 14:00 – 17:00 weekends)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
Rethink mental illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 16:00)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Telephone: 116 123 (Free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Telephone: SANEline 0300 304 7000 (daily, 16:30 – 22:30)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most
Thriving at work The Stevenson and Farmer review of mental health and employers
Thriving at Work is an independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer. The review sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.
Download: The Report
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Telephone: Parent’s helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 16:00)