Get Help

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.

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
  • advocacy.

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