If you are in crisis and concerned for your own safety, call 999 or go to A&E.
Samaritans are open 24/7, call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
GENERAL LISTENING LINES
SANEline offers support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, from 16.30-22.30 hrs. Call 0300 304 7000 or visit www.sane.org.uk.
MIND provides advice & support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, Monday – Friday 09.00 – 18.00 hrs (except Bank Holidays). Call 0300 123 3393 or visit www.mind.org.uk.
Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel. Call 03444 775 774 or visit www.anxietyuk.org.uk.
Cruse Bereavement offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. Call 0808 808 1677 (Monday-Friday 09.30-17.00 hrs, except Bank Holidays, with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, until 20.00 hrs) or visit www.cruse.org.uk.
LGBT Foundation provides a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and transgender people. Call 0345 3 30 30 30 or visit www.lgbt.foundation.
Victim Support offers support to people affected by crime or traumatic events. This includes: childhood abuse, domestic abuse, hate crime, rape & sexual assault and stalking. Their support line is open 24/7, call 0333 259 7914 or visit www.victimsupport.org.uk.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
If you are worried about your mental health, see your GP. Every GP has mental health training. These are signs that suggest something is wrong:
- Anxious or irritable
- Saying or doing unusual things
- Mood swings
- Struggling to cope with work or studies
- Seeming withdrawn
- Problems with concentration or memory
Your GP may prescribe medication, offer talking therapy or suggest lifestyle changes. They can also refer you to a specialist team if they think you’re affected by a more serious condition.