Mental Health Support

Below we have listed contact details for charities and organisations dedicated to
supporting mental health and wellbeing. Please don’t hesitate to contact them –
you are never alone, there is always someone to listen to you.

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem 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.

When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at, or visit to find your nearest branch.

Whatever you are going through, if it matters to you, it matters to us.

Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.  All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.  

Opening times: 24/7

Call our Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. 

Call free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

iving Miserably (The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.

CALM offer confidential, anonymous, and free support, information and signposting through the helpline or webchat.

Founded by the family of Charlie Waller who took his own life in 1997 whilst suffering from depression. 

The Trust supports and educates young people in looking after their mental health. Much of their work takes place in partnership with those with responsibility for young people families, schools, colleges, universities, and employers. They want to improve young people’s understanding of their mental health and wellbeing and to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to look out for themselves, their friends and those around them, and to empower them to talk more openly about the subject. They do not give direct advice and help to individuals but there is a wealth of helpful information on their website.

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information, training, and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and families and professionals. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. We hope that you find this site a safe and helpful resource.

Whatever you are going through, call us free any time from any phone on 116 123.
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts.

Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–midnight every day.

Papyrus is the 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.

Riders Minds is an online bespoke resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders, drivers and equestrians. All services are freely available to all and accessible 24 hours a day.

or if you prefer to message then text 07860 065202

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.

Sportingchance helps current and former professional athletes who are struggling with any emotional or mental health concern. They provide a 24 hour helpline, talking therapy, therapy in
person, residential programmes etc.

Our mental health is our thoughts, feelings, perceptions, ability to solve problems and our understanding of the world and how we interact with it. Mental health, like physical health, is always present and exists on a scale.  Just like with physical health we can move up and down this scale depending on circumstances, or sometimes, because of our brain chemistry. Sporting Chance is here to help you whenever you feel your mental health is in the lower part of this scale. If this is the case, there are a number of different ways you can reach out to get support.

Sporting Minds UK is a registered charity, that seeks to raise awareness and provide support for positive mental health in sports people aged 16 to 30, based in the United Kingdom. Our goal is to create a network and community in which representative young sports people can be open and honest about their mental health and have a greater awareness for their peers’ mental health. We also provide and fund direct one to one mental health support for young sportspeople, in association with Health Assured, our mental health and well-being provider.

Support Line provide a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. Their opening hours vary so you need to ring them for details.