Mental Health Support

Contact Numbers UK

Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

 

Other sources of advice and support

Mind

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)

 

PAPYRUS UK

PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Their HopelineUK service is open 9am-midnight every day of the year (including weekends and bank holidays).

 

YoungMinds

  • www.youngminds.org.uk

  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30 am to 4 pm, excluding bank holidays)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)

 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A helpline for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

5 pm to midnight, every day of the year

 

Sane

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

 

NHS mental health services

Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.

 

Other sources of mental health help and information

Information from 

https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/helplines-and-crisis-contacts

KENT AND MEDWAY

Release the Pressure

Need support now? Text  Kent or Medway to 85258 for in-the-moment help. We are here for everyone, any age, 24/7.

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Here at SUpInMedia, we understand how important mental health is for everyone.

We created a safe space for people to come together and talk about the things they need to get off their chest or simply ask for advice from someone going through the same or similar situation. Maybe you just need moral support? or just someone else far away to talk to.

Then this group was made for you.

Come and join us with no fear of judgment, our motto is 'We are all part of the same circle'

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Contact Numbers USA

Finding Treatment

  • Psychology Today offers a national directory of therapists, psychiatrists, therapy groups, and treatment facility options

  • SAMHSA Treatment Locator provides referrals to low-cost/sliding scale mental health care, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment (800-662-4357)

Suicide And Crisis

Financial Assistance

  • Allsup provides non-attorney representation when applying for SSDI (800-279-4357)

  • HealthCare.gov provides specific information about coverage options in your state, including private options, high-risk pools, and other public programs (800-318-2596)

  • Needhelppayingbills.com provides information on state and local assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage assistance, debt relief, and more

  • NeedyMeds provides information on available patient assistance programs (800-503-6897)

  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage get the medications they need

Advocacy And Legal

  • Legal Services Corporation provides civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Use their website to find programs in individual states. Scroll to the bottom of their website to find locate legal aid near you

  • National Bar Association provides a directory of state and local bar associations to help find legal representation

  • National Disability Rights Network protects the civil rights of individuals with disabilities, particularly in hospitals and state prison systems. Click on the map on the right-hand side of their website to locate the agency near you

Community Support Services

  • Clubhouse International provides a directory of clubhouses. Clubhouses provide opportunities for education, employment, and social activities. Click the 'International Directory' tab on their website to find contact information for local clubhouses

  • www.homelessshelterdirectory.org provides a national directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup kitchens, and more

  • Job Accommodation Network provides resources and guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Their website includes a directory of state vocational rehabilitation offices (800-526-7234)

Research & Statistics

RENEW BARIATRICS

  • Weight bias or stigma refers to the discriminatory acts and ideologies targeted toward individuals because of their weight and size. This bias can lead to discriminatory behaviour that affects a person's self-esteem/mental health, employment opportunities, and even the quality of healthcare they receive. We've created a guide to educate communities on the mental health effects of weight stigma, and how to take control of both your physical and mental health to be able to live your best life.