Updated: Mar 26
There are many fantastic organisations doing great work to promote better mental health awareness and to provide help and support. There are not many benefits to a pandemic, but the spotlight is has shone on some of these services is certainly one positive.
Here are just a few useful links.
Andys Man Club
With 28 groups, and growing, across the UK, these clubs provide a safe space for men to talk.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. www.anxietyuk.org.uk
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM is a charity providing a mental health helpline and online chat.
A useful guide to mental illness and how to deal with anxiety
Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Mental Health Service
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Young suicide prevention society.
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
www.samaritans.org.uk or 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.