Mental health help and support services
If you, or anyone you know, are experiencing mental health problems or need support, there are lots of places you can go to for help:
- Samaritans Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call) Email: [email protected] Website: www.samaritans.org
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
- Mind Infoline Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) Email: [email protected] Web site: www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines
Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.
- Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.RethinkalsorunsRethinkservicesandgroupsacross England and Northern Ireland.
- Saneline Telephone: 0845 767 8000(6pm-11pm) Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
- ChildLine Telephone: 0800 1111 Email: www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Pages/Email.aspx
Website: www.childline.org.uk ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything no problem is too big or too small.
- Elefriends Website: http://elefriends.org.uk/
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it's like to struggle sometimes, and this is a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Our "Being active" theme helps community members easily share and find content about being active, to motivate, inspire and support each other. To sign up you need an email address, username and to input your date of birth. The Elephant in the room started out as a Facebook profile encouraging people to be open about their mental health. It quickly grew into a safe space to talk, get and give support. But as we grew we realised that Facebook wasn’t the right place for us. So in 2012 a group of the Elefriends came together online and offline to design the new space. Elefriends is moderated daily by the Ele handler team from 10am-midnight. Elefriends is for personal use, it is acceptable to post content containing personal endorsement of products and services that may be of benefit to others. However content must not contain commercial advertising, and unsolicited messages for the purpose of advertising a product or service will be removed. Content advertising items, whether for sale or donation, are not permitted on this Site. This includes offers of second-hand equipment or books