Mental health support

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)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 (24hrs)
  • Anxiety Alliance 0845 2967877 (10am-10pm everyday)
  • Anxiety UK 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
  • B-eat Eating Disorder Association 08456 341 414 (3pm - 10pm everyday) 
  • Bipolar UK Support Line (Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression): 0333 323 3880 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm)
  • CALM (support for men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis) 0800 58 58 58 (nationwide) 0808 802 58 58 (London). 5pm - midnight everyday
  • Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 1212 (10am - midnight)
  • 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 everyday)
  • OCD Action 0845 390 6232 or 020 7253 2664 [email protected]    Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm)
  • SupportLine (emotional support): 01708 765200

Other useful helplines

  • Age UK national advice line: 0800 678 1174. (8am to 7pm 365 days a year)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • National Bullying Helpline (workplace bullying): 0845 22 55 787
  • Nightline (support for students): https://www.nightline.ac.uk
  • Rape Crisis 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm)
  • Switchboard (LGBT+ helpline) 0300 330 0630 or email [email protected]
  • Victim Support 08 08 16 89 111 (weekdays: 8am-8pm, weekends: 24hrs)

Mental health charities

Other useful organisations