Here is a list of useful organisations and phone lines in alphabetical order.
• CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
Tel: 0800 58 58 58
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
• CRUSE Bereavement Line
Tel: 0844 477 9400
PO Box 800, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2RG
Helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people.
• Depression Alliance
Tel: 0845 123 23 20
20 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4LX
Information, support and understanding for people who suffer with depression, and for relatives who want to help. Self-help groups, information, and raising awareness for depression.
• Depression UK
C/o Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House,
32-36 Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2EG
A national mutual support group for people suffering from depression although does not provide a helpline.
• MDF: The Bipolar Organisation
Tel: 08456 340 540
Castle Works, 21 St. George’s Road, London, SE1 6ES
A user-led charity working to enable people affected by bipolar disorder to take control of their lives.
• Mental Health Matters
Tel: 0191 516 3500
Avalon House, St Catherines Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 3XJ
A national organisation which provides support and information on employment, housing, community support and psychological services.
• Mind Infoline
Tel: 0300 123 3393
15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 4BQ
Provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. Also provides details of help and support for people in their own area. Helpline available Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.
• National Debt Line
Tel: 0808 808 4000
Tricorn House, 51-53 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8TP Help for anyone in debt or concerned they may fall into debt.
• NHS Choices – Your health, your choices
Information about conditions, treatments, local services and healthy lives.
• NHS Direct
Tel: 0845 46 47
Health information and advice.
Helpline: 0300 500 0927
89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Provides information and a helpline for anyone affected by mental health problems.
Tel: 0300 100 1234
Premier House, Carolina Court, Lakeside, Doncaster, DN4 5RA Help with marital or relationship problems.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Provides confidential support for anyone in a crisis.
Tel: 0845 767 8000
1st Floor Cityside House, 40 Adler Street, London, E1 1EE
Offers practical information, crisis care and emotional support. Helpline available 6pm – 11pm (local rate).
• Young Minds
Tel: 020 7336 8445
48-50 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DG
A national organisation committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people under 25.
If you know of any others let me know