Mental Health: General Support

There are a number of organisations and charities offering support for a variety of mental health-related topics:

  • Turning Point Nottinghamshire is Mental Health Helpline available 9am-11pm, 7 days per week for anyone of any age who needs emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health. The helpline number is 0300 555 0730 or for access to their online mental health resources visit the turning point website.
  • Saneline provides information and a national mental health helpline, text service and online forum offering specialist support to anyone affected by mental illness or their families and friends. Tel: 0845 767 8000.
  • Samaritans is a 24-hour free confidential telephone and email support. You can remain anonymous and you do not have to be suicidal to call. Call them on 116 123 or send an email to jo@samaritans.org.
  • The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. You can contact them 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year. Their website states: “Our helpline is for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.” Call them on 0800 58 58 58. You can, alternatively, visit their website, where a webchat is available and you can find useful resources.
  • Mental Health Foundation is a mental health charity offering support and resources for all aspects of mental health. Tel: 020 7803 1100.
  • Rethink Mental Illness is a support service for anyone affected by mental health including family and friends of sufferers. Tel: 0300 500 0927.
  • Mind provide information and advice about mental health. Tel: 08457 660 163.
  • MDF The Bipolar Organisation: their services include a national network of 130 support groups in England and Wales, a legal advice line, information and publications, travel insurance and life assurance, and self management for people with bipolar disorder. You can call them on 0207 931 6480 or send an email.


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