It’s hard to seek help when you need it most. It can feel very overwhelming not knowing where to start or having to sort through all of the overlapping and conflicting information. There are people & services out there willing and able to help you where they can.
These are the helplines & websites I found most useful & accessible in the UK, and the best ones I discovered while living in Australia.
If you’re not sure which helpline is most appropriate for you, call any of the below: the kind voice on the other end of the phone will guide you to the best service for you.
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, the list of mental health helplines on the NHS website can offer expert advice
If you just need someone to talk to, about anything, Samaritans can be called for free, 24/7, 365 days a year: 116 123
Mind have a range of services allowing them to respond to a variety of people’s support needs. They also have an URGENT HELP tool for those needing help RIGHT NOW. Helpline available 9:00am-6:00pm Mon-Fri: 0300 123 3393 or Text: 86463
SANE provide a variety of resources and emotional support options including text and 24 hour support forums. Out of hours helpline available 4:30-10:30pm: 0300 304 700
Rethink give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights
Blurt provide relatable blog posts to those living with depression, as well as a variety of accessible support groups and helplines
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Call their helpline for Support.Advice.Action: 1300 22 4636
Mental Health Australia provides an extensive list of helplines and services covering a variety of mental illnesses
Mind have a range of services allowing them to respond to a variety of people’s support needs. Service information and referrals: 1300 286 463. Carer Helpline: 1300 554 660
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