Helplines – phone and on-line

  • Anxiety UK – UK charity aiming to promote the relief and rehabilitation of people suffering with anxiety disorders through information and provision of self-help services.  Tel: 0844 4775 774

  • Beat – UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.  Tel: 0845 634 1414

  • BipolarUK – “charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.”  Tel: 0333 323 3880

  • CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

  • Depression Alliance – A UK charity for people affected by depression, offering help to people with depression, run by sufferers themselves.  It has a network of self-help groups.Tel: 020 7633 0557

  • Elefriends a MIND Charity-founded supportive online community, a “safe place to listen, share and be heard.”

  • Maytree – “Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. Maytree offers short-term accommodation with befriending in a confidential, supportive and non-medical environment.” National service, with accommodation based in London.  Tel: 020 7263 7070
  • Mental Health Foundation – Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

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

  • No Panic – A voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD.

  • OCD Action – support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.

  • OCD UK – a charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

  • PAPYRUS – young suicide prevention society.

  • Sane – Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

  • YoungMinds – Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.