Looking after our mental health

Mental health

Sadly, we’ve found ourselves in another lockdown, and now more than ever, Britons are finding it harder and harder to stay positive. For some of us, our mental health has taken a big knock, so we’ve put together a list of organisations to let you know where you can get help from if you need it.

Samaritans

A charity that’s there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to talk about what’s on your mind and helping you work through it.

Mind

A charity helping people through a mental health problem with reliable advice, support and information.

Shout

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7, anonymous text messaging support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity leading a movement against suicide. They run a free and confidential service for those who need to talk about their problems.

Hub of Hope

A nationwide mental health database, where you can find help and support from key services and organisations using your location. 

Mental Health Foundation

Home of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, prevention is at the heart of what Mental Health Foundation do by helping people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.  

Rethink Mental Illness

A charity shaped by those with experience surrounding mental illness by giving advice, information and training, and over 200 services for a wide range of topics.

Every Mind Matters

Launched by Public Health England in partnership with the NHS, Every Mind Matters offers expert advice to help improve, manage and maintain your mental health.

Sane

A charity helping improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

An NHS programme giving anyone aged 18 and over living in England access to NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services. You can refer yourself or be referred by your GP.

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