Useful Contacts

Charities & Support Services

Anxiety UK

A charity to support those with anxiety.

Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK

A charity helping those with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Depression Alliance

A charity for sufferers of depression.  It also contains a network of self-help groups.

Website: www.depressionalliance.org

Men’s Health Forum

24/7 Stress support for men by text, chat or email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone experiencing mental health conditions or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

Promotes mental health and the needs of those with mental health conditions.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

National Suicide Prevention

Phone: 08000 684 141

No Panic

Supporting charity for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD.  Help for overcoming them.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPEline UK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm & 7-10pm.  Weekends: 2-5pm)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Premier Lifeline

A Christian listening and information service.

Phone: 0300 111 0101

Website: www.premier.org.uk/lifeline

Rethink Mental Illness

Advice and support for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people going through feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Sane

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6-11pm)

SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk

Website: www.sane.org.uk

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health.  Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents’ Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Other Useful Services

Prescription Prepayment Certificate

NHS Info Website: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-prescription-costs/prescription-prepayment-certificates

Application Site: https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppcwebsales/patient.do