National helplines, mental illness support, and urgent help for those who need support.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health and would like some support please contact one of the local services below:

Helpline for those struggling with emotional wellbeing - Hear to help: 01423 856 799

Need urgent support?

If you need urgent support or you feel suicidal, please call the Samaritans on 116 123


You can talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record - about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.

Telephone 116123 or see the Samaritans website.

Self-help guides

You might find these self-help guides useful.

Help with mental health issues

There are many types of mental health issues, including; anxiety, depression, abuse and neglect; addictions; Alzheimer's disease; dementia; eating disorders; grief and loss; and stress and trauma.

If you are struggling with your mental health, you can find support through your doctor, they will be able to explain the treatments available and support your wellbeing. Use the NHS - find GP services website to find your local doctor. You can also use the NHS website to find mental health support and mental health helplines.

Support for veterans

Op Courage offers expert mental health and wellbeing support if you are about to leave the Armed Forces, have just left, or left years ago. As well as being able to contact them directly, GPs, charities and friends and family of those who need support can also contact them. 

Additional information from NHS

See the NHS pages below for more information on mental health problems:

Additional national support

  • The One You website includes information about stress, anxiety, mood, worry, and getting enough sleep
  • Young Minds provides child and adolescent mental health support;
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing where you can learn about wellbeing in the workplace;
  • Time to Change help people take about mental health
  • Go-To provides wellbeing and mental health support for young people
  • Kooth is a digital mental health community