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Mental Health Resources


Crisis Support



24 hour, confidential, emotional support by telephone, email, letter or face to face, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

You do NOT have to be suicidal to call.

You do not have to speak. In fact, 48% of callers do not speak at all.

Phone: 08457 909090

Email: jo@samaritans.org

By post: Chris

PO Box 9090





National out-of-hours telephone helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems.

08456 768 000 (open 6pm-11pm daily)



NHS Direct

24-hour helpline: 0845 4647



Comprehensive and up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland.

08454 242424


If you are thinking about suicide, please read this first


General mental health information and advocacy


Youg Minds

A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people under 25, through giving advice, training, campaigning and distributing publications.



Information, support and advocacy for people with severe mental health difficulties and their carers.



The leading mental health charity in England and Wales, working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

MIND produce several factsheets about mental health conditions.

MIND Info Line: 0845 766 0163 Monday to Friday, 9.15-5.15



Self Harm


Sirius Project

Information on self-harm and related issues, advice on how to stop self-harming, advocacy, useful organisations, forums and a chat room.




Depression Alliance

Working to relieve and prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services.




Sort Out Stress is a website for men, offering help and advice on dealing with stress and other mental health conditions.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder



The leading national charity, independently working for people with OCD.


OCD Action

The largest and longest serving UK national charity for people affected by OCD.

Help and information line: 0845 390 6232, info@ocdaction.org.uk





Britain's largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity, offering help and advice to anyone affected by drug and alcohol misuse.




British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

If you are seeking counselling or psychotherapy, it is recommended to choose a professional who is a member of the BACP, and bound by their code of ethics.

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