Help Directory

20 Helpful Links, Support Services, & Helplines (all UK based)


1.      For basic information on mental health diagnosis’:

Mental health conditions - NHS (

2.      Help for Children and Young People:

Info and advice | Childline

3.      For learning the legal rights, you still have despite being sectioned:

Your rights under the Mental Health Act - Care Quality Commission (

4.      Samaritans Information and Contact details:

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

5.      To find your local Crisis Services:

Mental health crisis teams - Mind

6.      Some Dialectical Behaviour Therapy details and information:

DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy | -

7.      Help and support after rape and sexual abuse:

Rape Crisis England & Wales

8.      To get coping strategies for Anxiety:

Self-care for anxiety - Mind

9.      Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) webchat support service:

Get Help & Support With… | Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) (

10.  A supportive listening service for suicidal thoughts:

National Suicide Prevention Helpline Uk » Home (

11.  Recommendations for help and support with self-harm:

Where to get help for self-harm - NHS (

12.  Information on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) | Royal College of Psychiatrists (

13.  Confidential email support for those at risk of suicide:

14.  Support for pet loss and bereavement:

Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service | Pet Loss

15.  Crisis messenger service for young people aged 25 and below:

Crisis Messenger - The Mix

16.  To learn more about psychiatric treatments – including different medications:

Talking therapies, medicine and psychiatry - NHS (

17.  NHS self-help techniques to improve a low mood:

Improving low mood - NHS (

18.  To see if your education establishment has a student-run listening service or similar helpline:

Listening Services Run by Students, For Students (

19.  Take an NHS quiz to find out if you have insomnia to begin treating it:

Insomnia - NHS (

20.  Advice and support for LGBT people:

Advice and Support for LGBT people - GOV.UK (


For readers outside of the UK, there’s a tool to search for the emotional support and helplines available in your own country:

Befrienders Worldwide | Emotional support to prevent suicide worldwide

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