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Sources of Help

This page lists a range of support services specifically for your mental health, including helplines, websites and support groups.

Over-the-phone support

Listening and emotional support helplines

Confidential helplines with trained volunteers who listen and can help you talk through your concerns

Information and advice helplines

Confidential helplines that provide information and advice


These websites contain information about a range of mental health concerns.

General mental health concerns

Mind mental health charity

Rethink Mental Illness charity


The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Specific mental health concerns


Bipolar UK


Depression UK


Anxiety UK


OCD Action

Phobias and anxiety disorders

No Panic

Mental wellbeing, anxiety, sleep, stress and low mood

NHS - Every Mind Matters

Support groups

Interacting with other people who have similar experience with mental health concerns (known as 'peer support') may provide important comfort and support.

If you are trying to access mental health support groups, there may be a few changes due to coronavirus. Some groups may have closed temporarily, be providing a reduced service or they may have moved online. Please check with the individual group for more details.

You can search for a support group via the Rethink Mental Illness or Mind websites.

Rethink Mental Illness support groups

Mind peer support