National helplines, mental illness support, and urgent help for those who need support.
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.
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.
Additional information from NHS
See the NHS pages below for more information on mental health problems:
- Clinical depression
- Depression self-assessment test
- Coping with money worries
- Low mood and depression
- Mental health
- Top ten stress-busters
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