A-Z of Mental Health

Specialised Area Contact Details
Mental Health SANE - emotional support, information & guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families & carers. SANEline: 0300 304 7000 www.sane.org.uk/support
Mind - 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) www.mind.org.uk
Rethink Mental Illness - support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm) www.rethink.org
Mental Health Foundation - provides information & support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Young Minds - information on child & adolescent mental health. Parents helpline 0808 802 5544 www.youngminds.org.uk (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
The Samaritans - confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline). www.samaritans.org.uk
NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk/conditions/online-mental-health-services
Information on online mental health services.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy – 01455 883 300 www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
General Addictions Adfam - a national charity working with families affected by drugs & alcohol. Has a database of local support groups. www.adfam.org.uk
Addaction - a UK-wide treatment agency that helps individuals, families & communities manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse. www.addaction.org.uk
Alcohol Misuse Drinkline - the national alcohol helpline. Free & confidential 0300 123 1110
Alcoholics Anonymous - 0845 769 7555 (24 hr)
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Al-Anon Family Groups - offers support to the families & friends of problem drinkers. Helpline 0207 403 0888. www.al-anonuk.org.uk
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics - for children of alcohol-dependent parents and others concerned about their welfare. Free confidential helpline 0800 358 3456. www.nacoa.org.uk
Substance Abuse FRANK drugs helpline 0300 123 6600
Narcotics Anonymous - 0300 999 1212 (daily until midnight) www.ukna.org
Gambling GamCare – the National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133 - offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers in the UK.
Gamblers Anonymous - runs local support groups www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
GamAnon - support groups for friends and family. www.gamanon.org.uk
Smoking Dependency NHS Smokefree - helpline on 0300 123 1044
There is also support available from your local stop smoking service.
www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Stop-smoking-services/LocationSearch/1846
Dementia National Dementia - helpline 0300 222 1122
Alzheimer's Society - helpline 0300 222 1122 www.alzheimers.org.uk
Alzheimer's Research UK - 0300 111 5 111 www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
Dementia UK - to talk to an Admiral Nurse, who are registered nurses & experts in dementia care, call 0800 888 6678 www.dementiauk.org
The Carers Trust - if you are looking after someone with dementia, get help & support & even a break from caring. www.carers.org
Anxiety Disorders &
Social Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety UK - Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm) www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Anxiety Care UK – www.anxietycare.org.uk
Panic Disorder No More Panic – www.nomorepanic.co.uk
No Panic – www.nopanic.org.uk / helpline: 08449 674848 (10.00am – 10.00pm)
Phobias Triumph Over Phobia – www.topuk.org
Depression Depression Alliance - for sufferers of depression. www.depressionalliance.org
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar UK - www.bipolaruk.org.uk
Postnatal Depression The Association for Post Natal Illness - 0207 386 0868 www.apni.org
Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support -
0843 2898401
www.pandasfoundation.org.uk
Psychotic Depression /
Episodes / Confusion
(Sudden Delirium)
If you think the person's symptoms are placing them or others at possible risk of harm you can take them to your nearest A&E department, call their GP or local out-of-hours GP or call 999 to ask for an ambulance.
Seasonal Affective
Disorder
SAD Association - www.sada.org.uk
Eating Disorders Beat - Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk
(Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder & Bulimia)
Body Dysmorphic
Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation – www.bddfoundation.org
Anger Respect – 0808 802 4040 www.respect.uk.net
National Domestic Abuse - helpline – 0808 2000 247
Refuge – www.refuge.org.uk
Autism Spectrum
Disorder
The National Autistic Society -
Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104 www.autism.org.uk
Dissociative Disorders MIND - www.mind.org.uk has a list if useful contacts
Grief / Bereavement Cruse Bereavement Care - Phone: 0844 477 9400
(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Hoarding Disorder www.ocduk.org – 0845 120 3778
Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder
OCD Action - support for people with OCD related disorders.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk
(Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
Paranoia National Paranoia Network – 0114 271 8210 www.nationalparanoianetwork.org
Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder
ASSIST trauma care – helpline 0178 856 0800 www.assisttraumacare.org.uk
Combat Stress – helpline 0800 1381 619 www.combatstress.org.uk
PTSD Resolution – 0300 302 0551 www.ptsdresolution.org
Premenstrual
Dysphoric Disorder
National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome – www.pms.org.uk
Sexual Abuse The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
0808 801 0331 (freephone, Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm and Friday 10am–6pm) www.napac.org.uk
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse) www.havoca.org
Lifecentre - helpline: 0808 802 0808 www.lifecentre.uk.com
Self-Harm Harmless – email info@harmless.org.uk
Stress Men's Health Forum - 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Suicide / Suicidal
Feelings

PAPYRUS - Young suicide prevention society. HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141
(Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm) www.papyrus-uk.org
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill
CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35. www.thecalmzone.net
The Silver Line – for older people Call 0800 4 70 80 90

 

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