Mental health support

Coronavirus has impacted our lives in more ways than we could ever imagine. Whether you have financial worries as a result of lost work or are finding it tough being at home all the time, there are a range of services and resources to support you.

Mind has produced some helpful guidance on how to look after your wellbeing at this time.

ISM members have access to a 24-hour personal advice and support line. You can phone them about any issue you are facing. Your call will be answered by a trained counsellor. The service also includes up to 6 individual, bespoke counselling sessions (delivered by telephone or video call).

The service is totally confidential, and the ISM team will not know that you have called.

Mental health helplines

  • ISM members' counselling helpline

  • Samaritans (emotional support for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide) 116 123 (24hrs) or email [email protected]

  • SANEline (mental health, emotional support, suicide) 0300 304 7000 (6pm - 11pm every evening)

  • Mind Advice Line (information on all mental health problems) 0300 123 3393, [email protected], text: 86463 (helpline: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except for bank holidays)

  • Anxiety Alliance 0845 2967877 (10am-10pm every day)

  • Anxiety UK 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

  • Arts and Minds www.artsminds.co.uk

  • Bipolar UK Support Line 0333 323 3880 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm)

  • CALM (support for men in the UK, of any age, who are feeling down or in crisis) 0800 58 58 58 (nationwide) 0808 802 58 58 (London). 5pm - midnight every day

  • No Panic (Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers): 0844 967 4848 (10am-10pm every day)

  • SupportLine (emotional support) 01708 765200

  • Music Support: 0800 030 6789 www.musicsupport.org (24hrs)

  • PTSD UK (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder advice, support, support) www.ptsduk.org

  • Rethink (mental health advice, support, campaigning) www.rethink.org

  • Time to Change (mental health advice, blogs and campaigning) www.time-to-change.org.uk