Need Help?

Here are some organisations and charities that can offer help, support, and information for mental health.

Crisis Support

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and need help, here are some organisations you can contact: MIND, Rethink or your local NHS Mental Health Crisis Team.

If someone’s life is at risk (e.g. they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose) or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe, call 999 or go to A&E.

Useful Links

There are many other charities and organisations working around mental health that you can contact for more information.

Other mental health charities, groups and services

Mental Health Foundation
020 7803 1101
Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.

020 7780 7300
Supports people through mental health services.

The Centre for Mental Health
020 7827 8300
Working to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems.

Depression Alliance
0845 123 2320
Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.

Breakthrough is a small national service user-led organisation that concentrates its efforts on the identification and dissemination of positive practice in mental health, as well as promoting the art of people who have had mental health problems. There are over one hundred and twenty virtual galleries on the Breakthrough website, along with news and events in the arts and health world. 

General advice and support

Anxiety UK
08444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

Carers organisations

Carers UK
Carers UK is the voice of carers. It improves their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change.

Crossroads Care
Crossroads Care is Britain’s leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for.