Useful websites:

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health, including ADHD, Anxiety, Anorexia, Bipolar, Bulimia, Depression, Mania, OCD, PTSD, Psychosis, Schizophrenia. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger:

  • Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus

https://youngminds.org.uk

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National Autistic Society

Our Autism Helpline provides confidential expert advice and support on autism for autistic people, their families and friends. 

Our lines are open 10am-4pm from Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, we are open from 9am-3pm (excluding Bank Holidays). You can call us on 0808 800 4104.

Alternatively, you may also contact the Autism Helpline via our online enquiry form.

You may also be able to find answers to your queries in our frequently asked questions

https://www.autism.org.uk/

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PDA Society

Information, resources and support for everything PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance).

https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/contact

https://pdasociety.org.uk


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OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)

https://www.ocduk.org

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OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

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Kids Behaviour

This website offers advice, help and support to any parents or carers who need guidance when dealing with a child’s behaviour, including children with a diagnosed condition.

http://www.kidsbehaviour.co.uk/

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Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

 www.anxietyuk.org.uk

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Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

www.bipolaruk.org.uk

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Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

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CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

www.thecalmzone.net

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

  • www.thecalmzone.net
  • Offers support to young men in the UK who are down or in a crisis.
  • Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (Daily 17:00-midnight)
  • Webchat

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The Mix

  • www.themix.org.uk
  • If you’re under 25 you can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat. You can also use their phone counselling service, or get more information on support services you might need. 
  • Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (13:00-23:00 daily)

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Men’s Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

www.menshealthforum.org.uk

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Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

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No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

  • www.nopanic.org.uk
  • No Panic are the people to call if you are suffering from panic attacks, OCD, phobias, and other related anxiety disorders. 
  • Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (Daily 10:00 – 22:00 Charges apply)
  • Youth Helpline for 13 – 20 yr olds: 0330 606 1174 (Mon – Fri 15:00 – 18:00 Charges apply)
  • Having a panic attack? Crisis number with recording of a breathing technique: 01952  680835 (24 hr)
  • Email: admin@nopanic.org.uk 

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)

www.nopanic.org.uk

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PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri,10am to 5pm & 7 to 10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm)

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Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)

www.rethink.org

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Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

  • www.samaritans.org
  • If you’re in distress and need support, you can ring Samaritans for free at any time of the day or night.
  • Freephone (UK and Republic of Ireland): 116 123 (24 hours)
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org

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Childline

  • If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email or chat online about any problem big or small
  • Freephone 24h helpline: 0800 1111
  • Sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address

Chat 1:1 with an online advisor

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SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30 to 10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

www.sane.org.uk/support

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Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)www.b-eat.co.uk

If you have an eating disorder, or someone in your family does, b-eat is the place you can go to for information and support.

Helpline number for under 25’s: 0808 801 0711 (Daily 3pm-10pm)

Email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk

To know what local help and support you can get, put your postcode into HelpFinder

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Anorexia and Bulimia Care

  • www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk
  • If you’re being affected by an eating disorder, you can ring the helpline. 
  • Helpline 03000 11 12 13 (option 1: support line, option 2: family and friends)

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Youth Access

  • www.youthaccess.org.uk
  • A place for you to get advice and information about counselling in the UK, if you’re aged 12-25

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Mood Trackers

An online mood tracker with a downloadable app to use from your mobile. Easily track mood and/or detect any patterns.

www.tynesidemind.org.uk

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Voice Collective

Voice Collective is a UK-wide, London-based project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences or beliefs. We also offer support for parents/families, and training for youth workers, social workers, mental health professionals and other supporters.

You can contact us by e-mail (info@voicecollective.co.uk) or phone (020 7911 0822). You are also welcome to join our online peer support forum.

We’re not able to provide immediate crisis support, so if you need to talk with someone urgently please call Childline (0800 1111) or NHS 111. For more ideas, see our Getting Help Quickly page.

www.voicecollective.co.uk

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