Need mental health support?
As a training organisation we can't provide mental health support, but there are lots of people that can.
Please see the links at the bottom of this page for a list of UK based charities and organisations who will help you.
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Mental health support services and emergency help
Although we can't provide emergency support on an individual basis, there are lots of people who can. Here's a list of contacts for individual or emergency support for those in crisis.
If you feel like harming or hurting yourself or other people:
Free number to call if you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. They can direct you to your local crisis support services and also offer health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Support and advice
A guide to UK-based free mental health helplines by Cassiobury Court
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
ACAS provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law, including those concerning mental health. ACAS supports good relationships between employers and employees, but also provides conciliation services to resolve workplace problems.
Telephone: 0300 123 1100
ChildLine is for young people up to the age of 19 to contact no matter the size of your problem. You can talk to a ChildLine counsellor about anything and this is a free, private and confidential service.
Telephone: 0800 11 11
Online chat: www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Chat/Pages/OnlineChat.aspx
Mind Infoline gives confidential support and information on lots of mental health related issues including where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Mon-Fri except bank holidays)
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Provides expert mental health information & advice on practical issues. They also give help to carers, health professionals, employers and staff.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am-4pm Mon-Fri except bank holidays)
Provides emotional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They allow people to talk about feelings of distress and despair and are confidential and offer non-judgemental support.
Telephone: 116 123 (Freephone 24 hours a day)
SANE Mental Health Helpline
SANE runs an out-of-hours helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4:30pm-10:30pm.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)