Mental Health Support

This reference resource is available for organisations, support groups and individuals. It contains information about other useful and relevant charities/bodies who offer help and support to people affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Mental Health Support

This reference resource is available for organisations, support groups and individuals. It contains information about other useful and relevant charities/bodies who offer help and support to people affected by a cancer diagnosis.

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Samaritans provides confidential emotional support over the telephone, to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings. The charity’s support line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the website has resources on supporting yourself and others who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

Shout provides a free and confidential text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. The main issues it supports include: suicide, depression, anxiety, relationships, loneliness and self-harm. To access support, send a text message with the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258. The service runs 24 hours a day.

0300 123 3393

Mind provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Its Infoline is an information and signposting service. The charity also offers a supportive online community and a search tool for locating local support services – all accessible via the website.

0300 304 7000

Sane is a UK mental health charity, which offers a range of services to help improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness, this includes support for families, friends and carers. The helpline is open from 4pm to 10pm every day of the year. A free text-based support service called Textcare, is also available. There is also a supportive online forum community, where anyone can share their experiences of mental health issues.

Mood Swings
0161 832 37 36

Mood Swings is a Manchester based charity, which aims to help people recover from mood problems and the severe emotional distress they can cause. It offers support for a wide range of mood problems, including periods of severe anxiety or depression and episodes of high and low mood. Mood Swings offers recovery workshops, online support and one-to-one support.

Support line
01708 765200

Support Line offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. It helps people develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. Support Line is aimed at those who are isolated, at risk, vulnerable and victims of any form of abuse.

Breathing Space (Scotland)
0800 83 85 87

Breathing Space offers a confidential helpline for anyonein Scotland over the age of 16, who is feeling low, anxious, depressed, lonely or suicidal. It offers emotional support and advice over the telephone and has helpful resources on its website to help with understanding moods and feelings.

A website giving guidance on NHS mental health services and where to get urgent help. It includes information on how to find local mental health services in your area.

This part of the NHS website allows people to find out more about talking therapies and allows them to complete a selfreferral form. This is available to anyone who lives in England and is aged 18 and over.

Mental Health Forum

The Mental Health Forum offers an online community where members can receive mutual support and discuss mental health policy and service development issues. It serves people experiencing mental health issues, their friends or relatives, and people working in the mental health field.

Anxiety UK
03444 775 774
TEXT: 07537 416 905

Anxiety UK provides support for anyone experiencing anxiety. It has both a helpline and text support. As well as plenty of resources on the website.

No Panic
Helpline:0300 772 9844
Youth Line:0333 772 2644
Panic Attack Line: 01952 680835

No Panic offers advice, support, recovery programmes and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety based disorders.

You can also call their Panic Attack line to listen to a recorded crisis message, which is available 24 hours a day. A very useful number to have saved for when a panic attack occurs. This recording can also be accessed from the website.

Rethink Mental Illness
0300 5000 927

Rethink is a UK-wide mental health and money advice service dedicated to supporting people affected by mental health and money issues. You can call the Rethink advice and information line for practical advice on: different types of therapy and medication, benefits, debt, money issues and your rights under the Mental Health Act.

Silver Line
0800 4 70 80 90

The Silver Line Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service run by Age UK for people aged over 55. The helpline provides friendship, conversation and support, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The Mix
0808 808 4994

The Mix offers essential support for under 25’s. The helpline is available for 11 to 25 year olds to talk about any issues they may have. A crisis messenger service is available 24 hours a day. There is also a free counselling service, which can be applied for on the website.

Young Minds
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Young Minds provides information on child and adolescent mental health. It offers a range of online support services for young people (up to the age of 25), parents and professionals. A parents telephone helpline is also available for support and advice.