If you are struggling with your mental health and need to talk to someone, there is always someone there who wants to listen. Use these UK-wide free helplines and listening services for information, support and advice:
If you are live outside of the UK please visit findahelpline.com for support lines in your area.
If you would rather speak to someone who is trained to understand a particular mental health concern, use these helplines that have been developed with specific conditions in mind:
If you would rather speak to someone who is trained to understand your demographic group, use these helplines that have been developed with specific groups in mind:
If you would rather talk to someone who is trained to understand your specific concern, circumstance or issue, use these helplines for tailored support and advice:
If you would rather talk to someone who is trained to understand the challenges you face in your occupation, use these helplines that have been developed for specific occupations in mind:
Self help resources
If you would prefer to work through your concerns yourself, check out these self help resources:
- Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's FREE self-help support guides help you understand a range of mental health issues and related problems including information about contributing factors.
- NHS self-help tool offers tips, guides, tools and activities to support and improve mental health.
- Talking Change is an NHS based resource offers a hub of self-help to improve wellbeing.
- The Stay Alive App is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
- Every Mind Matters is an NHS based resource that offers expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Take the mind plan quiz to discover what works for you.