We all go through times when we’re sad, worried, upset, confused or feel negative. But when everyday activities like going to work, school or college, hanging out with friends or doing things that we normally enjoy, start to feel difficult, it could mean that we have a problem with our mental health.
Mental health problems are things like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and dealing with these can be tough. But with help from our friends, our family and professionals, we can find ways to overcome or live positively with these challenges.
Whether you want to know more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, the organisations below will be able to help.
Find mental health help:
Specialised support for those living with anxiety. Text and information lines available Monday – Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm.
Information line: 08444 775 774
Text: 07537 416 905
Campaign Against Living Miserable (CALM)
Mental health and suicide support for men. Help line available from 5pm – midnight.
Telephone: 0800 585 858
24-hour support. Childline are available to talk about any problem that you might have.
Telephone: 0800 1111
Drugs and alcohol support. 24-hour helpline.
Telephone: 0300 123 6600
24-hour general health information.
24-hour emotional support.
Mental health support. Helpline available from 4.30pm – 10.30pm.
Telephone: 03003 047 000
24-hour text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
Text: Shout to 85258
A website offering support guides for a range of mental health issues.