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HELPLINES

We know that it's not always possible to get to services that are available to help you with your mental health challenges, and sometimes you just need to talk to someone. Here a list of helplines and the times they are open to have a chat.

Categories: All Mental Health, Crisis, Suicide, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Addiction, OCD, Carers, For Men, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Victim Support, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Personality Disorder, Young People, Emergency Services Employees, Bereavement, Disabilities

 

All Mental Health Support Lines:

  • Samaritans: Call for all mental health and suicidal thoughts, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year - 116 123
  • Lifeline - Call everyday, 365 days a year 7pm-11pm for listening support and information to someone experiencing mental distress or if you are supporting someone in distress - 0808 808 2121
  • Mind Infoline: Call or text for help with all mental health challenges, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm - 0300 123 3393
  • Rethink Mental Illness: Call for support and advice on mental health, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm - 0300 5000 927
  • SANE: Call everyday for emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental challenges, their families and carers, 4.40-10.30pm - 0300 304 7000
  • CALM: Call for help and support with mental health challenges, everyday, 395 days a year, 5pm-midnight  - 0800 58 58 58

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Crisis Helplines:

  • Samaritans: Call for all mental health and suicidal thoughts, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year - 116 123
  • First Response Service: Call NHS 111 Option 2 if you're in crisis.

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Suicide Helplines:

  • Samaritans: Call for all mental health and suicidal thoughts, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year - 116 123
  • First Response Service: Call NHS 111 Option 2 if you're in crisis.
  • PAPYRUS HOPEline UK: (young suicide prevention society) Call Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and 7pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm - 0800 068 4141

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Anxiety Helplines:

  • Anxiety UK: Call for help with anxiety challenges, available Mon-Fri between 9.30am-5.30pm - 03444 775 774 
  • No Panic: Call everyday for help and support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD, 10am-10pm (charge 5p a minute + your access charge) - 0844 967 4848
  • No Panic Youth: (For 13-20 year olds) Call Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 3pm-6pm; Thurs and Sat 6pm-8pm for help and support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD - 0330 606 1174

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Depression Helplines:

  • Gypsy/Traveller Depression Suicidal helpline: Call, Text or WhatsApp - 0739365135

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Eating Disorders Helplines:

  • Beat (Adults): Call for eating disorder support - 0808 801 0677
  • Beat (Student Line): Call for eating disorder support - 0808 801 0811
  • Beat (Under 18's): Call for eating disorder support - 0808 801 0711

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Addiction Helplines:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Call 24hrs a day - 0845 769 7555
  • Narcotics Anonymous: Call daily until midnight - 0300 999 1212

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OCD Helplines:

  • OCD Action: Call for support for living with OCD, Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm - 0845 390 6232
  • OCD UK: Call for support for living with OCD, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm - 0845 120 3778
  • No Panic: Call everyday for help and support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD, 10am-10pm (charge 5p a minute + your access charge) - 0844 967 4848
  • No Panic Youth: (For 13-20 year olds) Call Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 3pm-6pm; Thurs and Sat 6pm-8pm for help and support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD - 0330 606 1174

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Carers Helplines:

  • Lifeline - Call everyday, 365 days a year 7pm-11pm for listening support and information to someone experiencing mental distress or if you are supporting someone in distress - 0808 808 2121
  • SANE: Call everyday for emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental challenges, their families and carers, 4.40-10.30pm - 0300 304 7000
  • NSPCC for Adults concerned about a child: Call 24hrs a day - 0808 800 5000
  • Mencap: Call for support for people with a learning disability, their families and carers, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm - 0808 808 1111

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Helplines For Men:

  • Men's Health Forum: Call or text for support for men, 24hrs a day - 020 7922 7908

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Sexual Abuse Helplines:

  • Rape Crisis: (to find your local services) Call daily 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm - 0808 802 9999

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Domestic Abuse Helplines:

  •  Refuge: Call for advice on dealing with domestic abuse, 24hrs a day - 0808 2000 247

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Victim Support Helplines:

  • Victim Support: Call Mon-Fri 8pm-8am and weekends Sat-Mon 5pm-8am - 0808 168 9111

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Helplines:

  • Alzheimer's Society: Call for advice and information on dementia, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, weekends 10am-4pm - 0300 222 1122

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Personality Disorder Helplines:

  • Bipolar UK: Call for advice and support about bipolar - 0333 323 3880

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Young People Helplines:

  • PAPYRUS HOPEline UK: (young suicide prevention society) Call Mon-Fri 10am-5pm and 7pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 2-5pm - 0800 068 4141 
  • YoungMinds: Call for information and advice on child and adolescent mental health, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm - 0808 802 5544
  • NSPCC Childline: Call 24hrs a day - 0800 1111
  • NSPCC for Adults concerned about a child: Call 24hrs a day - 0808 800 5000
  • Family Lives: Call for advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying, Mon-Fri 9am-9pm and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm - 0808 800 2222

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Helplines For Emergency Services Employees:

  • Mind Blue Light Infoline: Call or text (text on 84999) for support for emergency services staff, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm - 0300 303 5999

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Bereavement Helplines:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Call Mon-Fri 9am-5pm - 0844 477 9400

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Disabilities Helplines:

  • Mencap: Call for support for people with a learning disability, their families and carers, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm - 0808 808 1111

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