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Mental Health Organisations


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem in England and Wales. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

You can talk to them:

  • By calling 0300 123 3393 
  • By emailing
  • By writing to Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS

They're open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except for bank holidays.

Please note Mind's Infoline is an information and signposting service. Please note that calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates. Charges from mobile telephones vary. The charge for your call will depend on your mobile phone provider and the contract that you have with them. Mind doesn't get any money from telephone calls. They record all our calls for training and quality purposes. All calls are treated in confidence.

You can talk to Mind about:

  • Mental health problems
  • Where to get help near you
  • Treatment options
  • Advocacy services

Please note Mind don’t provide a listening service or a crisis service, but their crisis helplines web page lists many services that do. As well as Mind's Infoline, their email or web chat service, there're lots of other ways to get support.

Visit the Mind website


Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

You can talk to them:

  • by calling for free on 116 123
  • by emailing (please note it may take several days to get a response by email)
  • by writing to Freepost SAMARITANS LETTERS
Visit the Samaritans website

HOPELinkUK via Papyrus

HOPELinkUK is a specialist telephone service that gives non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people under the age of 35, or anyone concerned about a young person. 

You can talk to them:

  • By calling them on 0800 068 41 41
  • By texting them on 07860 039967
  • By emailing them
They're open from 9am to midnight, every day.
Visit the Papyrus website

Childline (run by NSPCC)

Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. They’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

You can talk to them:

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

Visit the Childline website


Whether you have anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia that’s affecting your daily life, we’re here to help and are here for you.

You can talk to them:

  • By calling them on 03444 775 774
  • By texting them on 07537 416905
  • By using the Ask Anxia service, which is a button at the bottom right corner of the AnxietyUK website

They're open Monday to Friday from 09.30am to 5.30pm.

Visit the AnxietyUK website

Anna Freud Centre

Anna Freud provides information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better. 

You can talk to them:

  • By texting ‘AFC’ to 85258

On My Mind is part of Anna Freud Centre aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. These pages have been co-produced by young people to help other young people.

Visit the Anna Freud Centre website


Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
You can talk to them:
  • By texting ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.
Visit the Shout website


Visit the NHS website to find information and support for your mental health.

For urgent medical advice, out of hours, you can call NHS 111. They can help if you have an urgent problem and don’t know what to do. 

Visit the NHS website

Young Minds

Young Minds is a leading UK charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Shout Textline offers you free, 24/7 text messaging support, wherever you are in the UK. Text SHOUT to 85258 to start chatting to a trained volunteer.

Parents helpline

You can contact their Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. You can talk to them:

  • By calling them on 0808 802 5544

The Parents Helpline is open from Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 4.00pm.

Visit the Young Minds website

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM stand together with everyone who’s struggling with life, no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they’re going through. And they do it through our life-saving services, national campaigns, and by building communities.

You can talk to them:
  • By calling them on 0800 58 58 58 

They're open from 5pm to midnight, every day of the year.

Visit CALM's website

SAMH (Scotland)

SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.  

Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, we’re here to help.

You can talk to them:

They're open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm.

Visit the SAMH website

Inspire (Ireland)

Inspire has grown and developed into one of largest providers of services in Ireland.

You can talk to them:

Advocacy for All is a free service. We’ll try to help with whatever you’re going through. They've helped more than 500 people to work out issues around:

  • Mental health, counselling and medication
  • Housing, money and benefits
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Feelings of sadness and grief
  • Self-esteem and self confidence
  • Relationships and identity
  • Work, education and training
  • Addictive behaviour, such as using drugs, alcohol or gambling

For support or information about mental health, call our Advocacy for All team on 0808 189 0036 or email

Visit the Inspire website