These are key national contacts for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties, and for anyone close to somebody who is experiencing difficulties.
For more details about the services we provide please visit our service finder.
If you need help urgently, please visit our crisis support page
Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free. Calls made to 0300 numbers will be charged at your network service provider's local rate.
Other available information
For more information and resources please visit the national NHS website.
For those close to someone addicted to drugs and/or alcohol
- Call: 020 3817 9410
- Call: 0800 9177 650 (24 hours)
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
For men of all ages.
- Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight)
- Call: 0808 808 7777
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cruse - Bereavement support
- Call: 0808 808 1677
- Call: 0333 150 3456 (various times)
Domestic Violence Helpline
FRANK - Drugs and alcohol advice
- Call: 0300 123 6600 (24 hours a day)
Papyrus UK - Prevention of young suicide
LGBT+ - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans+
Mind - Information and advice on mental health
NAPAC - National Association for People Abused in Childhood
- Call: 0808 801 0331 (various times)
Rape Crisis - Support for women and girls
- Call: 0808 802 9999 (various times)
Rethink Mental Illness - Information about local support
Samaritans - Confidential support from trained volunteers
- Call: 116 123
An alternative to the 'anonymous' groups for people with an addiction
SANE - Emotional support for anyone affected by mental illness
- Call: 07984 967 708 to request a call
Shelter - Housing and homelessness advice
Shout - Free, confidential and anonymous text support service
- Text: 85258
Silverline - Support for older people
- Call: 0800 470 8090 (24 hours)
StepChange - Free debt advice and solutions
- Call: 0808 168 9111 (various times)