Mental Health Support
Christmas can be stressful and challenging for some. After lockdowns and the constant threat of Covid over the past few months it is likely to be even harder this year. Do not leave it until the stress and anxiety are too much for you to cope with - pick up the phone.
Contact your GP, NHS or one of the organisations below.
Urgent help in a crisis
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm) Website
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight) Website
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Website
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight, every day of the year) Website
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) Website
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most. Website
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) Website