Help and Support

Below is a very useful list of organisations if you are in need of any help or support.

They are also very worth while organisations to raise money for, if you so wish, with your 365 Challenge.

For help in an emergency or crisis, please click here.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care 

ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.

We support sufferers and their family and friends towards full recovery.

Tel: 03000 11 12 13

Parent Helpline: Option 1

Sufferer Helpline: Option 2

Self-Harm Helpline: Option 3

9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Email support

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

Helpline 08444 775 774

9:30-5:30, Monday to Friday.

The Association for Post Natal Illness

The Association has a countrywide network of phone, e-mail and postal volunteers, who have had, and recovered from post-natal illness. The volunteers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are completely well, that they have had no previous mental illness and that they are not opposed to drug therapy.

Helpline 0207 386 0868.

Between 10.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.


Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

The helplines are open Monday to Friday 1:30pm to 4:30pm and Monday and Wednesday evenings 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Beat Help for Adults

The Beat Adult Helpline is open to anyone over 18 who needs support and information relating to an eating disorder, including sufferers, carers and professionals.

Helpline: 0845 634 1414


Beat Help for young people

If you are 25 or under, call the Beat Youthline.

Youthline: 0845 634 7650


If you would like a call back, send us the text message ‘call back’ to 07786 20 18 20. We aim to get back to you within 24 hours and during Youthline open hours. When we call back our number will display as “unknown”.

Beat also has a ‘helpfinder’ directory which is a database of services providing support to people affected by eating disorders and emotional overeating.

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. They run the eCommunity which provides a safe and secure environment to discuss the challenges you face. The eCommunity is a free service.

Black Dog Tribe

A social networking platform for people affected by depression and other mental health conditions.

The Blurt Foundation

Providing information to those affected by depression.

Breathing Space Scotland

A free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

You can phone and speak to a Breathing Space advisor on 0800 83 85 87.

The Breathing Space phoneline is available 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and 6pm – 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday)


Offers support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via their helpline and website.

0800 5858585 or 0808 8025858 if you are within London. (5pm – midnight, everyday)

London text service (start your first message CALM 1)

Merseyside text service (start your first message CALM 2) on 07537 404 717. Same service hours.

Carers UK

Expert advice, information and support.

If you’re looking for answers, their online information and support is the best place to start.

Helpline 0808 808 7777

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm


Depression Alliance

At Depression Alliance we bring people together to end the loneliness and isolation that so often comes with depression.


A supportive online community where you can be yourself. A safe place to listen, share and be heard.


A service user-led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder through support, advice and education.


Harmless provides postal and email self harm support through a counsellor and other volunteers that have personal, supportive and/or professional experience of self harm.

PO Box 10136, Nottingham, NG1 9HL

Living Life to the Full

LLTTF Interactive is a self help life skills training package based on the proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Information service for users of mental health services, carers and other groups. Information on types of mental distress, treatments, therapies and legal information.

Our lines are open 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday

0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

The Mood Gym

MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.

No Panic

A totally voluntary charity, whose aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, related Anxiety Disorders, including Tranquilliser Withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families.

Helpline 0844 967 4848

Everyday 10:00am – 10:00pm

Crisis Number 01952 680835 (This is a recorded message available 24 hours).

OCD Action

0845 390 6232

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm

Email support


OCD-UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

The telephone Advice Line service is usually open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (subject to volunteer availability).

The number to call is 0845 120 3778.



The leading UK charity in supporting families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal illnesses.

0843 28 98 401

Every day 9:00 am to 8:00 pm


Suicide prevention for young people up to the age of 35

Phone the PAPYRUS helpline HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41. Your call is confidential and you don’t have to disclose your identity

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Or text: 07786 209697



A website and forum run by sufferers and past sufferers (survivors) of Post Natal Illness (PNI).


Provides expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights.

Helpline 0300 5000 927

Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm


24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Helpline 08457 90 90 90



SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

Helpline 0845 767 8000

Every day, 6pm – 11pm

Self Injury Support

Self-injury/ self-harm support for women and girls – helpline, information and training. Telephone, email and text support, leaflets, publications and training.

Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri 7pm-9pm

Text us on 0780 047 2908

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.  A self-help organisation, which aims to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.

National Helpline 0300 111 5065

9am to 9pm every day

Talk to Frank

A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law. Information and confidential help available

Helpline 0300 123 6600

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Live chat available between 2pm and 6pm, every day

Need a quick answer? Text a question to 82111 and FRANK will text you back.

You can email questions to


Committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm