If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help, please visit your local A&E.
It’s important to tell someone you trust about your mental health problems; tell a friend or family member and they can help you get help.
There is no shame in seeking help for a mental health problem, do not be afraid to speak out!
Below are details on services and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems:
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence, and the telephone number is free to call.
- Call 116 123
- Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rethink Mental Illness are available Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm for practical advice on:
- different types of therapy and medication
- benefits, debt, money issues
- police, courts, prison
- your rights under the Mental Health Act.
Call Rethink on 0300 5000 927 (calls are charged at your local rate).
Mind offer an information line to answer questions about:
- types of mental health problem
- where to get help
- drug and alternative treatments
Call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email email@example.com.