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The following is intended as a useful guide of online resources and organisations offering mental health support in the United Kingdom. Therapy Unboxed is not responsible for any information or services offered by these organisations and websites. 


Crisis Support and Helplines - United Kingdom

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis and needs medical help fast:

  • Ring 999 to contact emergency services
  • Go to your nearest A&E department

If it is not a medical emergency, but you still need urgent help:

  • Ring 111 for professional health advice and guidance on where to access appropriate health services.
  • Visit NHS website


  • Ring 116 123 (Free, 24/7)
  • Provide emotional support and allow you to talk about feelings of distress and despair.
  • Offer non-judgemental support and completely confidential (They will not contact emergency services due to their strict confidentiality policy)

Mental Health Helplines for Everyone


  • Phone 0300 304 7000
  • Provide out of hours mental health and emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health, including family, friends and carers. 

Helplines Partnership

  • A list of organisations in the UK that provide helplines by topic.

Mind Infoline

  • Phone 0300 123 3393 (Local call rates, 9am - 6pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Text 86463
  • Provide information on types of mental health issues, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments

Rethink Advice and Information Service

  • 0300 5000 927 (Local call rates, 9.30am - 4pm)
  • Provide practical help and information on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, benefits, debt, criminal justice and carers’ rights.

Mental Health Websites for Everyone

Action for Happiness

  • A not-for-profit organisation committed to building a happier and more caring society with practical and evidence based ideas for action.

Mental Health Websites by Topic 

Abuse (domestic violence, child, sexual abuse)

 NAPAC - The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

  • Provides support for people affected by sexual abuse in childhood, with a dedicated support helpline, free online resources and training.

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

  • Phone 0800 1111 - 24/7 helpline for children, free, confidential support for young people
  • Phone 0808 800 5000 - 24/7 helpline for adults concerned a child might be at risk of abuse.

Rape Crisis

  • Supports anyone who has experienced rape, child sexual abuse or any other form of sexual violence.


  • Phone 0808 2000 247 (Free, 24/7)
  • Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid

Addiction and Substance Misuse

Adfam - Families, drugs and alcohol

  • Information and support for families affected by alcohol and drugs.

Alcoholics Anonymous 

  • Run self help groups based on a 12 step model to change drinking behaviours.


  • Phone 0300 123 1110 (Free, Mon - Fri 9am - 8pm, Sat - Sun 11am - 4pm)
  • Confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.

Talk to Frank

  • Provides education on legal and illegal drugs to teenagers and adolescents.

Rehab 4 Addiction

  • Provides a wealth of resources and information about addiction and mental health, as well as supporting those after bereavement.


Anxiety UK

  • Provides information and support for anyone affected by Anxiety

No Panic

  • Provides self help based recovery via their helpline and online resources for any kind of anxiety disorder.

 OCD Action

  • Provides support and information for those affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Triumph over Phobia

  • Provides help to sufferers of phobias, OCD and other anxiety disorders to overcome their fears.


Bereavement Advice Centre

  • Supports and advises people after a death in England and Wales with practical issues that need to be managed after a bereavement.

Child Bereavement

  • Supports families who have experienced the loss of a child. 

The Compassionate Friends

  • Bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents provide peer support for others who are bereaved.

Cruse Bereavement Centre

  • Provide support, advice and information when someone dies

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

  • Supports those bereaved by suicide


Depression UK

  • Self help organisation that offers support to everyone affected by depression.

PANDAS Foundation

  • Support for anyone affected by perinatal mental health issues (depression and psychosis) and their partners.

Eating Disorders

ABC - Anorexia and Bulimia Care

  • Provides ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.


  • Supports anyone affected by eating disorders with a helpline, online resources and peer support groups.

 MGEDT - Men Get Eating Disorders Too!

  • Provides support and raises awareness of eating disorders in men.


ACAS - Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

  • Free and impartial information and advice for employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations.

BITC - Business in the Community

  • Business Network with members working together to tackle wide range of issues in the workplace and helpful for organisations looking to embed a wellbeing strategy.

Fit for Work

  • Free expert and impartial occupational health advice for anyone looking for support with issues around health and work.

Mindful Employer

  • Provides information to help organisations raise awareness of mental health at work.



PTSD Resolution

  • Provides support to veterans, TA and reservists with military trauma and PTSD.