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Mental Health Helplines

The organisations listed below provide support and information on a range of topics related to mental health. This section contains helplines in the categories listed. You can jump to a specific topic or scroll through the options. If your topic isn't listed or you want further support, you may wish to contact a Universal Helpline.

The organisations listed below are given in no order of preference; feel free to contact whichever service you would like or none at all. Please note that some of these services are advisory and are marked as such.

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks

    Anxiety UK Advisory

    Anxiety UK offers information, support and understanding to those living with anxiety disorders via an extensive range of services including 1:1 therapy. They can provide support to those who have been diagnosed with, or suspect they might have an anxiety condition, alongside specific phobias.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-7:30pm
    Contact
    03444 775 774
    https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

    IAPT Coventry

    IAPT Coventry is for people with mild, moderate, and moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression living in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
    Contact
    024 7667 1090
    http://www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/iapt/Pages/default.aspx

    SANE

    SANE provides information, emotional support and practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Helpline deals with a full spectrum of mental illness including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and suicide.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 4:30pm-10:30pm
    Contact
    0300 304 7000
    [email protected]
    http://www.sane.org.uk/

    The Health Experts

    The Health Experts provides information on definitions and causes of anxiety and depression, and ways to help both yourself and friends who are affected by these illnesses.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 10am-10pm
    Contact
    020 3870 4868
    https://www.thehealthexperts.co.uk/anxiety-and-depression/

    No Panic Advisory

    No Panic offers information and advice for sufferers of panic attacks, anxiety, phobias and OCD. The helpline could provide treatment and support over the telephone.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 10am-10pm
    Contact
    0844 967 4848
    http://www.nopanic.org.uk/

    MIND Advisory

    MIND offers information, support and advice to anyone with a mental health problem on topics such as types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments. They also provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
    Contact
    0300 123 3393
    [email protected]
    http://www.mind.org.uk/

    Mental Health Matters (Coventry & Warwickshire)

    Mental Health Matters offers emotional and practical support to anyone suffering from mental illness. Helpline is for those feeling low, anxious, stressed, or those caring for another person and finding it hard to cope.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 616 171
    https://www.mhm.org.uk/helpline-webchat (Webchat and Helpline info)
    http://www.mentalhealthmatters.com/

    Young Minds Parents' Helpline Advisory

    Parents' Helpline offers support, information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0808 802 5544
    [email protected]
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline/
  • Bi-Polar Disorder

    See also Universal Helplines

    Bi-Polar UK Advisory

    Bi-Polar UK is user led which aims to enable people affected by Bipolar disorder or manic depression to take control of their lives. They also have a peer support line where you can leave a voicemail and they will call you back within a couple days.
    Contact
    07591375544
    [email protected]
    http://www.bipolaruk.org.uk/
  • Depression

    See also Universal Helplines

    MIND Advisory

    MIND offers information, support and advice to anyone with a mental health problem on topics such as types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments. They also provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
    Contact
    0300 123 3393
    [email protected]
    http://www.mind.org.uk/

    IAPT Coventry

    IAPT Coventry is for people with mild, moderate, and moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression living in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
    Contact
    024 7667 1090
    http://www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/iapt/Pages/default.aspx

    Rethink Mental Illness Advisory

    Rethink offers advice and information on different types of therapy and medication, benefits and money, the law, and rights under the Mental Health Act.
    Opening Times
    Monday- Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0300 5000 927 (Advice Service)
    [email protected]
    http://www.rethink.org/

    SANE

    SANE provides information, emotional support and practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Helpline deals with a full spectrum of mental illness including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and suicide.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 4:30pm-10:30pm
    Contact
    0300 304 7000
    [email protected]
    http://www.sane.org.uk/

    Samaritans

    Samaritans offer confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. The helpline is for any problem and callers do not have to be suicidal. Topics they can help with include relationship and family problems, bereavement, financial worries, job-related stress, loneliness and isolation, depression, university or study-related stress, painful and/or disabling physical illness and addictions.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    116 123
    http://www.samaritans.org/

    Young Minds Parents' Helpline Advisory

    Parents' Helpline offers support, information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0808 802 5544
    [email protected]
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline/
  • Eating Disorders

    See also Health Care - Crisis Teams, Universal Helplines

    National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCED)

    NCED offers support, information and guidance to those struggling with eating disorders, and those who know someone else who is struggling. They help with eating disorders including compulsive eating, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, obesity, orthorexia and failed dieting to people in every walk of life.
    Contact
    0845 838 2040
    http://eating-disorders.org.uk/

    Beat Eating Disorders

    Beat Eating Disorders offers support and information to sufferers of eating disorders, and their carers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 12pm-8pm Weekends and Bank Holidays, 4pm-8pm
    Contact
    0808 801 0811 (students) or 0808 801 0677 (adults - over 18)
    [email protected] (students)
    [email protected] (adults - over 18)
    https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

    SANE

    SANE provides information, emotional support and practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Helpline deals with a full spectrum of mental illness including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and suicide.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 4:30pm-10:30pm
    Contact
    0300 304 7000
    [email protected]
    http://www.sane.org.uk/
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    See also Health Care - Crisis Teams

    OCD UK Advisory

    OCD UK provides impartial, information, advice, and effective support services for children and adults affected by OCD including family members, friends and carers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 10am-4:45pm
    Contact
    03332 127 890
    https://www.ocduk.org/

    OCD Action Helpline

    OCD Action Helpline is a confidential and unbiased service offering help, information and support for people with OCD, carers and anyone who is concerned that they, their friend or relatives, may have OCD or a related disorder. Most volunteers have personal experience of OCD.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-8pm
    Contact
    0845 390 6232 or 020 7253 2664
    [email protected]
    http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/

    Young Minds Parents' Helpline Advisory

    Parents' Helpline offers support, information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0808 802 5544
    [email protected]
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline/

    No Panic Advisory

    No Panic offers information and advice for sufferers of panic attacks, anxiety, phobias and OCD. The helpline could provide treatment and support over the telephone.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 10am-10pm
    Contact
    0844 967 4848
    http://www.nopanic.org.uk/
  • Personality Disorders

    MIND Advisory

    MIND offers information, support and advice to anyone with a mental health problem on topics such as types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments. They also provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
    Contact
    0300 123 3393
    [email protected]
    http://www.mind.org.uk/

    SANE

    SANE provides information, emotional support and practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Helpline deals with a full spectrum of mental illness including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and suicide.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 4:30pm-10:30pm
    Contact
    0300 304 7000
    [email protected]
    http://www.sane.org.uk/

    BPDWorld

    BPDWorld is a website that provides information, advice and support for those affected by Personality Disorders.
    Contact
    http://www.bpdworld.org
  • Phobias

    Triumph Over Phobia (TOP)

    TOP runs a national network of self-help groups to help people with phobias or OCD. They aim to help sufferers of phobias, OCD and other related anxiety to overcome their fears and become ex-sufferers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Contact
    0790 734 4669 or 0122 557 1740
    [email protected]
    http://www.topuk.org/

    Anxiety UK Advisory

    Anxiety UK offers information, support and understanding to those living with anxiety disorders via an extensive range of services including 1:1 therapy. They can provide support to those who have been diagnosed with, or suspect they may have an anxiety condition, alongside specific phobias.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-7:30pm
    Contact
    03444 775 774
    https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

    No Panic Advisory

    No Panic offers information and advice for sufferers of panic attacks, anxiety, phobias and OCD. The helpline could provide treatment and support over the telephone.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 10am-10pm
    Contact
    0844 967 4848
    http://www.nopanic.org.uk/

    Young Minds Parents' Helpline Advisory

    Parents' Helpline offers support, information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0808 802 5544
    [email protected]
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline/
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    See also Health Care - Crisis Teams, Universal Helplines

    Combat Stress Advisory

    Combat Stress specialises in the care of Veterans' mental health. They give help and advice to men and women who are suffering from a psychological condition related to their service career including anxiety, a phobia or PTSD. The helpline also provides support to partners and families of veterans.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 138 1619
    [email protected]
    http://www.combatstress.org.uk/

    ASSIST Trauma Care Advisory

    ASSIST Trauma Care is a non-profit organisation offering therapeutic help to adults and children affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences.
    Contact
    Email support is offered at http://assisttraumacare.org.uk/contact/
    http://www.assisttraumacare.org.uk

    Anxiety UK Advisory

    Anxiety UK offers information, support and understanding to those living with anxiety disorders via an extensive range of services including 1:1 therapy. They can provide support to those who have been diagnosed with, or suspect they may have an anxiety condition, alongside specific phobias.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-7:30pm
    Contact
    03444 775 774
    https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
  • Schizophrenia

    See also Health Care - Crisis Teams, Universal Helplines

    Young Minds Parents' Helpline Advisory

    Parents' Helpline offers support, information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0808 802 5544
    [email protected]
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline/

    MIND Advisory

    MIND offers information, support and advice to anyone with a mental health problem on topics such as types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments. They also provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
    Contact
    0300 123 3393
    [email protected]
    http://www.mind.org.uk/
  • Self-Harm

    See also Health Care - Crisis Teams, Universal Helplines

    SANE

    SANE provides information, emotional support and practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Helpline deals with a full spectrum of mental illness including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and suicide.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 4:30pm-10:30pm
    Contact
    0300 304 7000
    [email protected]
    http://www.sane.org.uk/

    Young Minds Parents' Helpline Advisory

    Parents' Helpline offers support, information and advice to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm
    Contact
    0808 802 5544
    [email protected]
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/parent_helpline/

    Samaritans

    Samaritans offer confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. The helpline is for any problem and callers do not have to be suicidal.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    116 123
    http://www.samaritans.org/