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Mental Health

Updated: 06.12.2023
In this section you can find support for the following:
- Mental Health Organisations
- Specialist support for:
• Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Paranoia
• Bipolar Disorder
• Hearing Voices and Hallucinations
• OCD, Hoarding and Compulsive Shopping
• Personality Disorder
• Postpartum Psychosis
• Psychological Disorders
• PTSD
• Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia
- Therapy and Counselling

Support for depression and suicide can be found by on the suicidal feelings and depression page
Support for Body Dysmorphia can be found on the eating disorders page 

Mental Health Organisations

Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families 

Working to support parents and carers of children and young people struggling with poor mental health. 

Mental Health Foundation 

Online A-Z guide of mental health concerns, and a range of publications.

Mind 

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)
Email: info@mind.org.uk

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)
Email: advice@rethink.org

Rethink - Information about Sectioning 

Information about detention or ‘sectioning’ under the Mental Health Act.  

Shout 

If you’re experiencing a personal crisis and need support to cope.
Text Shout to 85258 

SANE 

SANE offer emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem.
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open every day 4pm – 10pm)
Email: support@sane.org.uk

Young Minds  

Young Minds provides support on a range of mental health concerns 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)

Young Minds - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS 

Information on mental health services for children and young people, for parents and carers.

Specialist Support 

Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Paranoia

Anxiety UK 

Anxiety UK support anyone with an anxiety condition.
Helpline: 03444 775 774 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 10.30am – 4.30pm)
Text: 07537 416 905
Email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk 

Mind - Paranoia 

Information on Paranoia, including ways of helping yourself or a family member. 

NHS - Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD 

NHS Information about General Anxiety Disorder.

NHS - Panic Disorder 

NHS Information about Panic Disorder.

No Panic 

Support for anyone who experiences 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) 

Social Anxiety 

Information for anyone affected by social anxiety, also called social phobia.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Scotland 

Information and support for people in Scotland affected by Bipolar.

Bipolar UK 

Bipolar UK offer a range of services for anyone affected by bipolar and associated illnesses.
Email: info@bipolaruk.org.uk

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Bipolar Disorder 

Information for bipolar disorder including treatment.

Hearing Voices and Hallucinations

Hearing Voices Network 

Support network for those who hear voices, see visions or any other unusual perceptions. 

OCD and Compulsive Hoarding 

Hoarding UK 

Hoarding UK provide advice about compulsive hoarding.

OCD Action 

OCD Action provide support advice for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Helpline: 0300 636 5478 (lines open Mondays - Fridays 9.30am - 8pm)
Email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK 

OCD UK support anyone affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and their family and friends.
Email: support@ocduk.org

NHS - Hoarding 

NHS information on compulsive hoarding. 

NHS – OCD  

NHS information on OCD.

Personality Disorder

NHS – Personality Disorder 

NHS information on the symptoms and treatment of a Personality Disorder.

Postpartum Psychosis

APP – Action on Post Partum Psychosis 

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.

Psychological Disorders

Munchausen’s Syndrome 

NHS information on this psychological disorder where patients pretend to be ill.

PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mind – PTSD 

Information from Mind on PTSD.

NHS - PTSD 

NHS information on symptoms and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD Resolution 

National network of counsellors available to help forces veterans, reservists and their families affected by military trauma. 

Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia

Mind - Schizoaffective Disorder 

Information on schizoaffective disorder its symptoms and treatment.

NHS – Schizophrenia

Overview and information on symptoms and treatment of Schizophrenia.

Therapy and Counselling 

BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provide information for qualified local counsellors or psychotherapists.

BPS 

BPS provides information about local chartered psychologists.

CBT Register 

Information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Counselling Directory 

Online directory of registered local counsellors and psychotherapists.

Frontline 19 

Free, confidential counselling and support for those employed in the NHS and other frontline occupations. 

NHS – Anger 

NHS Information on controlling anger. 

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.

Welldoing.org 

Therapist matching service for online and in-person therapy. Enables you to find the right therapist for your particular needs.