This week is #mentalhealthawarenessweek , so I thought that I would make a list of some helplines, resources and places to turn to when you’re struggling with your mental health.
Samaritans are open 24/7 and the number is free to call, you can also visit them in your local Samaritans branch.
CALM is a charity that focuses on male suicide, calls are free and open from 5pm to midnight.
Papyrus is a charity dedicated to preventing suicide, especially in young people under 35. Calls are free, yet you will be charged your standard network rate for text messages.
ChildLine Website: www.childline.org.uk/ 1-1 Chat: www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/ Tel: 0800 1111
ChildLine focuses on people under 19 and cover a whole range of issues and calls are free.
The Silver Line Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk/ Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90
The Silver Line is a helpline for older people aged 55 and over, their helpline is free and is open 24/7.
Mind Website: www.mind.org.uk/ Helplines: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/ Webchat: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/web-chat/ Email: email@example.com Text: 86463
Mind is a mental health charity that provides information and support for mental illness. You will be charged for your call and text messages.
Online support for young people, open weekdays 12pm–10pm and weekends 6pm–10pm.
The Mix Website: www.themix.org.uk/ Email: www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/email-us Webchat: www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team (11am-11pm every day) Tel: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm every day)
The Mix provide support for people under 25, they also offer telephone and webchat counselling. Calling their helpline on 0808 808 4994 is free.
Students Against Depression Website: www.studentsagainstdepression.org/ Self-help: www.studentsagainstdepression.org/self-help/ This is a website that supports people with depression, it provides information and self-help guides to help you cope.
If you need help with your mental health you also call your GP, NHS 111 or your mental health crisis team. If your life is in danger, you’ve hurt yourself or you’re suicidal, call 999 or go to your nearest A&E.
The helplines and resources above are for people living in the UK, if you live outside of the UK, these international suicide hotlines may be of use to you - www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html.
I have no affiliations with any of the resources, support websites or links above.
Take care, Sophie x
As always, please bear in mind that I am not a mental health professional or any other type of professional, this is a hobby for me and is for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be seen as any kind of advice. I am not liable for any consequences as a result of this information and if readers rely on any of the information on my blog, it is at their own risk. I cannot confirm that all information is correct, accurate or reliable. The information is true to the best of my knowledge, yet there may be omissions, errors or mistakes. This information isn’t intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have, or believe to have, a mental illness, please contact a mental health professional.
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