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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 

NHS UK

If you just need someone to talk to, about anything, Samaritans can be called for free, 24/7, 365 days a year: 116 123 

SAMARITANS UK

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

Mind UK

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

SANE UK

Rethink give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights

Rethink Mental Illness UK

Blurt provide relatable blog posts to those living with depression, as well as a variety of accessible support groups and helplines 

Blurt UK

Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention: 13 11 14 

Lifeline Australia

Free 24/7 Helpline and Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 

Suicide Call Back Service Australia

24/7 Anonymous Crisis Support: 135 247 

SAMARITANS AUSTRALIA

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 

Beyond Blue Australia

Mental Health Australia provides an extensive list of helplines and services covering a variety of mental illnesses 

Mental Health Australia

Mind have a range of services allowing them to respond to a variety of people’s support needs. Service information and referrals: 1300 286 463Carer Helpline: 1300 554 660

Mind Australia

Livin provides advice on when & where to seek help, details of crisis support, and a consolidated list of helplines & websites

Livin

Please remember, you are not alone

Hugs Are Healthy. Talking Is Therapeutic.  

Let’s Look After Ourselves And Each Other ♡