Resources and links
Services and resources for mental health and social care issues
- Age UK
Age UK Advice: 0800 169 6565
Provides information, advice, campaigns, training and research with the aim of improving the quality of later life.
Helpline: 0808 800 4104
Provides information on the autism spectrum, services and school as well as a helpline and support.
- B-eat - Beating Eating Disorders
Helpline: 0845 634 1414
Youthline: 0845 634 7650
Provides helplines, online support and a network of self-help groups to help adults and young people beat their eating disorders.
Devised by the Mental Health Foundation group, provides information and short mindfulness courses.
- Bullying advice
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Provides information and advice on bullying as well as helpline and support.
- Carers UK
Carers Line: 0808 808 7777 (Weds & Thurs 10am-12pm; 2-4pm)
Advice and information for people who care for partners, relatives of friends.
Freephone 24 hours: 0800 1111
Free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.
Call: 0808 001 3219
Information and advice for young people aged 13-18 on issues relating to health, money, housing, getting legal advice, relationships with family and friends, careers and learning options.
Freephone: 0800 776 600 (24 hour service, free from landlines, won’t show on bill)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
- Mental Health Foundation
Information and resources on A- Z mental health problems including stress.
For better mental health
Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393
Information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments, and advocacy. Also details of help and support for people in their own area.
Mind's Legal Advice Service
Call: 0300 466 6463
Legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.
Help for children & teenagers
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline Freephone: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)
Child protection helpline for any child or adult concerned about a child at risk of neglect, sexual, emotional or physical abuse.
- Rethink Mental Health
Information and resources on Mental Health as well as advice and helpline.
Call: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
- Time to Change
Challenging Mental Health stigma.
- Young Minds
Committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.
YoungMinds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544, 9.30am-4pm Mon to Fri. Free from landlines and most mobiles.
The YoungMinds Parents Helpline isfor parents and adults concerned about the mental health and emotional well-being of children in their care.
- Women’s Aid
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Information and support on Domestic Violence.