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 every day)
  • Anxiety UK: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
  • Arts and Minds: www.artsminds.co.uk
  • Beat Eating Disorder Association: 08456 341 414 (3pm - 10pm every day)
  • 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
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 0300 999 1212 (10am - midnight)
  • National Bullying Helpline: 0845 22 55 787, [email protected] (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
  • 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)
  • OCD Action:0845 390 6232 or 020 7253 2664 [email protected] Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm)
  • SupportLine (emotional support): 01708 765200
  • Music Support: 0800 030 6789 www.musicsupport.org (24hrs)

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): 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)

Other mental health charities

Other useful organisations