Useful National Resources

Listed here are organisations related to mental health or other issues which you may need support with. Some organisations may have aspects of their service which is location specific but all listed here should have some information and resources accessible to all. For more regional organisations and services see here. (tbc)

Nb – Use the “Find” function on your browser to search this page – or the search function at the bottom of the page to search the whole site.

This list is under construction – If you would like to recommend a resource for inclusion please email sarahlongmhfauk@gmail.com


Mental Health Organisations (Not specific to one diagnosis or set of issues)

Mental Health First Aid England – Social Enterprise offering expert guidance and training to support mental health in the workplace and beyond.

(Sarah Long Mental Health & Wellbeing delivers MHFA England accredited training.)

Mind – The Mental Health Charity.
Providing advice and support, empowering anyone with a mental health problem. Campaigning for awareness, understanding and service improvements

Rethink Mental Illness
Providing advice, information and services for people with mental illness, their carers, family and friends

The Mix
Information & support for under 25s –
helpline, email, crisis messenger, one to one chat and counselling services.

Young Minds
Leading charity for children’s and young people’s mental health. Training, resources and information.

Diagnosis / Issue Specific Organisations

Anxiety

Anxiety UK
Support for people with anxiety, stress, anxiety based depression and phobias

Bereavement

Sudden
Providing support for people who experience sudden bereavement – from medical reasons (eg. covid-19), injury or suicide – Sudden Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar UK
Empowering people affected by Bipolar Disorder through peer support, information and resources

Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders
Information & support for people with eating disorders & their family & friends.
Helpline: 0800 801 0677 9-8 weekdays,
4-8 weekends & bank holidays

Gender Identity

LGBT Foundation
National Charity offering advice, support and information services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities
0345 3 30 30 30
helpline@lgbt.foundation

Mindout – LGBTQ Mental Health Service
Information, Services and Online Support

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
A safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.
0300 330 0630 10am – 10pm
chris@switchboard.lgbt
Online chat from 7pm

Helplines

Samaritans
Non Judgemental Listening service
116 123
jo@samaritans.org

Sudden
Providing support for people who experience sudden bereavement – from medical reasons (eg. covid-19), injury or suicide – Sudden Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400

LGBTQ+

LGBT Foundation
National Charity offering advice, support and information services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities
0345 3 30 30 30
helpline@lgbt.foundation

Mindout – LGBTQ Mental Health Service
Information, Services and Online Support

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
A safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.
0300 330 0630 10am – 10pm
chris@switchboard.lgbt
Online chat from 7pm

Listening Services

Samaritans
Non Judgemental Listening service
116 123
jo@samaritans.org

Self Harm

Battle Scars
Support and resources on self harm.
Survivor led peer support & family discussion groups – training and outreach in Leeds & Wakefield areas

Harmless
Support, information training and consultancy for people who self harm, their family, friends, professionals and those at risk of suicide.

LifeSIGNS
Information and support relating to self injury

National Self Harm Network
Support and information for individuals who self harm and their family and carers. Online 24/7 support forum.

Self Injury Support Ltd
Training, information & resources on self injury and support for women and girls.

Sexuality

LGBT Foundation
National Charity offering advice, support and information services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities
0345 3 30 30 30
helpline@lgbt.foundation

Mindout – LGBTQ Mental Health Service
Information, Services and Online Support

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
A safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.
0300 330 0630 10am – 10pm
chris@switchboard.lgbt
Online chat from 7pm

Suicide

Papyrus
Support, training and campaigning to reduce youth suicide.
Hopeline – for under 35s
0800 068 41 41

Samaritans
Non Judgemental Listening service
116 123
jo@samaritans.org

Sudden
Providing support for people who experience sudden bereavement – from medical reasons (eg. covid-19), injury or suicide – Sudden Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400

Support after Suicide
Information and support for those bereaved by suicide

Support Lines

Papyrus
Support, training and campaigning to reduce youth suicide.
Hopeline – for under 35s
0800 068 41 41

Samaritans
Non Judgemental Listening service
116 123
jo@samaritans.org

Young People

Papyrus
Support, training and campaigning to reduce youth suicide.
Hopeline – for under 35s
0800 068 41 41

Young Minds
Leading charity for children’s and young people’s mental health. Training, resources and information.

Other Useful Resources

Business Disability Forum

ACAS

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