Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Ultimate Directory Of Mental Health Helplines/ Organisations

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Reaching out for help because of mental health problems and struggles does not make you weak. In fact, quite the opposite. It makes you strong. It takes courage to talk about your thoughts, feelings and worries, it takes strength to realise something is wrong and it takes tremendous amounts of bravery to seek support and ask for help. This does not make you weak. Period. 

I recently contacted the Samaritans. No, I am not suicidal. I just needed to talk to someone confidentially about my worries and thoughts I had about my mental health. Sometimes you can't talk to the people around you, in fear of judgement or being wrapped up in cotton wool. I didn't want that. I didn't want people's pity or advice, I just wanted to talk.

This lead me to realise that there are so many organisations and helplines out there for mental health charities in general but also ones dedicated to supporting individuals and young people with specific mental health problems. I fear, that young people, in particular, are ashamed of seeking help from a charity or organisation because of the stigma that surrounds doing so. They fear that if they ring a helpline or send an email for support, they will be judged or discriminated against. No one should judge or discriminate against anyone who seeks help and support from a mental health charity or organisation. 

Here is as many mental health helplines, charities and organisations that I could find. If you are struggling right now, please check out some of the links down below, I hope they help!

General Mental Health Support
Mental Health Foundation
Mind- 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Rethink Mental illness- 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Samaritans 116 123 24 hours a day, 365 days a year free helpline jo@samaritans.org
SANE- 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6-11pm) sanemail@org.uk
YoungMinds (Advice for parents and professionals) Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Time To Change
ChildLine- 0800 1111
Elefriends
Breathing Space- 0800 83 85 87 - (Weekdays 6pm-2am Weekend 6pm-6am)
SAMH
Student Minds
Together
NHS Choices Mental Health

Suicide
PAPYRUS 0800 068 41 41 Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm pat@papyrus-uk.org
TASC
Grassroots suicide prevention
CLASP
National Suicide Prevention Alliance-
Stamp Out Suicide
SAVE 1-800-273-8255

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Anxiety/ Panic Disorder
Anxiety UK- 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm) support@anxietyuk.org.uk
No Panic- 1753 840393 (13 to 20 years old. 4pm and 6pm Monday to Friday)
Anxiety Alliance- 0845 2967877 (from 10am-10pm)
Anxiety Care UK

Depression
CALM (Men aged 15-35) 0808 802 5858 (In London) 0800 58 58 58 (Outside London) (5pm and midnight, 7 days a week)
Depression Alliance
Students against depression
Depression UK

OCD

No Panic- 1753 840393 (13 to 20 years old. 4pm and 6pm Monday to Friday)
OCD Action- 0845 390 6232 / 020 7253 2664 support@ocdaction.org.uk
OCD-UK- 0845 120 3778 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm support@ocduk.org
Triumph over phobia
Behind A Mind
OCD NI
International OCD Foundation

Eating Disorders
Beat 0345 634 7650 fyp@b-eat.co.uk
Anorexia and bulimia care 03000 11 12 13
SEED- (01482) 718130
National Centre for eating disorders 0845 838 2040
Eating Disorders Support- 01494 793223 support@eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk
BODY-
Eating Disorders Association Northen Ireland

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Other Mental illness support (Bipolar, PSTD, Schizophrenia, phobias and personality disorders)
Bipolar UK- 0333 323 3880 info@bipolaruk.org
Triumph over phobia
Phobic Society
Face Your Fears
Anxiety Uk (Phobias) 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5.30pm)
The Bipolar Foundation
Bipolar UK- 0333 323 3880 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. info@bipolaruk.org
Bipolar Scotland
Hearing Voices Network
Living with Schizophrenia
Emergence (Personality Disorders)
BPDWORLD

Emergency Support
Call NHS 111
Contact your GP practice and ask for an emergency appointment.
Go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.
Call 999 if you or someone you know experiences an acute life-threatening medical or mental health emergency.

If you do anything today, please share this post with your followers on social media or with someone you know personally. I want to remove the stigma that surrounds seeking help and support from charities and organisations. You don't have to be suicidal to seek help from a mental health charity- please share!

Thank you for reading, as always x

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14 comments

  1. You could add http://www.anxietyunited.co.uk/ to this list. It's a great online network of people with anxiety, helping each other - whether during a crisis or sharing stories of recovery.
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I will add that on to the list for sure x

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  2. Oh wow, it's go good that you reached out to them and called. I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to do that!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I emailed them because I don't like using the phone but I am so glad I did reach out for them x

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  3. Good for you Nicole, I'm happy you rang them, hope they made you feel tons better. I wouldn't have had the guts to do it, one of the things i'm terrified of is speaking on the phone to people I don't know, even the people closet to me, I hate talking on the phone xxx

    Claire ❤ | My Little Memoir

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    1. I'm the same lovely but I actually emailed them! If you don't like speaking on the phone,drop them a email, they get back to you with 12 hours! xx

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  4. Definitely going to save this in case I ever need it for me or people I know, thanks for posting this Nicole xx
    http://www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh wow this was so amazing for you to do! I'm pretty sure someone out there is thanking you for sharing this post. Great job. :)

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  6. This is amazing Nicole and I know it will benefit sooo many people! You really are a gem! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  7. This is an amazing post Nicole - soso helpful and its definitely going to help me out now and in the future!

    Lucy | Forever September

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