In this section you can find support for the following:
• Mental health
• Learning Disabilities
• Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Paranoia
• Bi-polar Disorder
• Body Dysmorphic Disorder
• OCD, Hoarding & Compulsive Shopping
• Hearing Voices & Hallucinations
• Personality Disorder
• Psychological Disorders
• Schizoaffective Disorder & Schizophrenia
• Counselling & therapy
Support for depression and suicide (incl. post-natal & postpartum psychosis) can be found by CLICKING HERE
MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS
Mind offer information and support for all aspects of mental health. Details for local branches of MIND are online or by calling the MindinfoLine.
Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
SANE offer emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem.
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open every day 4pm – 10pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink provide advice about recovery for anyone affected by severe mental illness.
Adviceline: 0808 801 0525 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30 – 4pm)
Webchat: (Monday - Friday 10am – 1pm)
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support to cope.
Text Shout to 85258
Young Minds provides support on a range of mental health issues for young people (up to 25) and their families.
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30 -4pm)
Parents webchat (open Monday - Friday 9.30 -4pm)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS
Information on mental health services for children and young people, for parents and carers.
Anna Freud – National Centre for Children & Families
Working to support parents and carers of children and young people struggling with poor mental health.
Information and support on Postpartum Psychosis a severe, but treatable form of mental illness that may occur after a birth.
Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Aiming to ensure women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health care.
Mental Health Foundation
Online A-Z guide of mental health issues, and a range of publications.
Information about Sectioning
Information about detention or ‘sectioning’ under the Mental Health Act.
Advice and information on issues relevant to people with learning disabilities and their families.
Advice line: 0808 808 1111 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm)
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Support on challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities and related problems.
Information line: 0300 666 0126 (lines open Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)
Ann Craft Trust
Advice for anyone concerned with the protection of vulnerable children and adults.
Disability Law Service
Free information on community law for disabled people and their carers.
Services for people with learning disabilities and autism.
ANXIETY, PANIC DISORDER & PARANOIA
Anxiety UK support anyone with an anxiety condition.
Helpline: 03444 775 774 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Text: 07537 416 905
Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD
NHS Information about General Anxiety Disorder.
Information for anyone suffering social anxiety, also called social phobia.
Support for anyone who suffers from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as other related anxiety disorders.
Helpline: 0300 772 9844 (lines open Monday – Friday 3pm- 6pm, Thursday to 8pm & Saturday 6pm - 8pm)
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174 (lines open 10am – 10pm)
NHS Information about Panic Disorder.
Information on Paranoia, including ways of helping yourself or a family member.
Bipolar UK offer a range of services for anyone affected by bipolar and associated illnesses.
Information and support for people in Scotland affected by Bipolar.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Information for bipolar disorder including treatment.
BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER
Body Dysmorphic Foundation
Information on BDD and online support.
A positive body image campaign.
OCD, COMPULSIVE HOARDING & SHOPPING
OCD UK support anyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and their family and friends.
OCD Action provide support advice for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Helpline: 0300 636 5478 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9.30am - 8pm)
NHS Choices – OCD
NHS information on OCD.
Hoarding UK provide advice about compulsive hoarding.
NHS information on compulsive hoarding.
HEARING VOICES AND HALLUCINATIONS
Hearing Voices Network
Support network for those who hear voices, see visions or any other unusual perceptions.
NHS information on the symptoms and treatment of a Personality Disorder.
NHS information on this psychological disorder where patients pretend to be ill.
SCHIZOPHRENIA & SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER
Information on schizoaffective disorder its symptoms and treatment.
NHS – Schizophrenia
Overview and information on symptoms and treatment of Schizophrenia.
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
NHS information on symptoms and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Mind – PTSD
Information from Mind on PTSD.
National network of counsellors available to help forces veterans, reservists and their families suffering from military trauma.
COUNSELLING AND THERAPY
NHS – Anger
NHS Information on controlling anger
Free, confidential counselling and support for those employed in the NHS and other frontline occupations.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provide information for qualified local counsellors or psychotherapists.
Online directory of registered local counsellors and psychotherapists.
BPS provides information about local chartered psychologists.
Information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
UK Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP
National register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, and a specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people.
Therapist matching service for online and in-person therapy. Enables you to find the right therapist for your particular needs.