For when you need advice, support or just more information on anything you or someone else may be struggling with.
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. “We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.”
They’re always open, round the clock, every single day of the year. People can talk to them for as long as they like, as many times as they like. They don’t rush, interrupt or push anyone out the door. They let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There’s no waiting lists and no assessments.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you. A free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch.
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They began in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorder Association, they have grown and developed over time to become Beat.
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. They’ve already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.
They’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges, They’re here to make sure children and adolescents get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
The Mix are a free and confidential multi-channel service for under 25s. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through their articles and video content online or their phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – they put the control in your hands.
SANE works to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. They have three main objectives: 1) To raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services, 2) To provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers as well as information for other organisations and the public and 3) To initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.
They’re leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. They provide frontline services whenever anyone hits a crisis point (open 7 hours a day, 7 days a week). They bring together communities to help boys, dads, mums, brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues, challenge male stereotypes as well as campaign with media partners, brands and ambassadors to spread awareness of suicide with campaigns like #Project84, #DontBottleItUp and The Best Man Project.
The LGBT+ helpline; a place for calm words when you need them the most. Switchboard are here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and they understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone. You can chat online to them, email them or phone them. All their volunteers self-define as LGBT+ as well.
Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 yers. They empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of their work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.
The Silver Line is a helpline and friendship service for people aged 55 and over. They operate the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.