Ask For Help…

There is no shame in seeking help for mental health, so don’t be afraid to speak out…

If you are concerned that you’re developing a mental health issue, 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; tell a friend or family member and they can help you get help.

Below are details of services and organisations who can offer help, support, and guidance:

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 conditions

  • 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 info@mind.org.uk.

 

Remember, you’re not alone, and it’s Okay, to not be Okay.