List of FREE Helplines to help tackle loneliness, depression and bereavement

Posted 17th Dec 2022 (Posted 20 h, 27 m ago)
The festive season can be a time of joy and spending time with loved ones but it can also be a stressful and lonely period.

During this time it is important to try to remember to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Therefore I have decided to post a list of organisations that are able to help tackle all sorts of issues from loneliness to depression and bereavement etc...

Mind is a mental health charity.

Helpline: 0300 123 3393

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We provide companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Helpline: 0800 169 6565

Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone.

Helpline: 116 123

Cruse is a registered charity which offers support to people who have experienced the loss of someone close.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Family Lives - Parenting and family support.

Helpline :0808 800 2222

ANDYSMANCLUB are a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. We want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation. #ITSOKAYTOTALK

Breathing Space (Scotland): We are a free, confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Helpline: 0800 83 85 87

CALL offers emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales.

Helpline: 0800 132 737

CALM is a male suicide prevention charity who provide support for men in the UK, and campaign to get men talking.

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

SANEline is a specialist mental health helpline which offers confidential emotional support.

Helpline: 0300 304 7000

The Silver Line is a free, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.

Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90

Drink Aware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK.

Helpline: 020 7766 9900

Papyrus UK is the UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide.

Helpline: 0800 068 4141

Mental Health Matters is a nationwide charity providing a wide range of support to people with mental health needs.

Helpline: 0191 516 3500

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.

Helpline: 0808 808 8000

Rethink Mental Illness is a mental health charity in England.

Helpline: 0300 5000 927

Young minds is the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.

Helpline: 0800 11 11

Giveusashout: If you need immediate support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 and chat by text.

The service is free on most networks and available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, and work with to be help you take the next steps towards feeling better.

Hub Of Hope: Find Mental Health Support in, and around, your area. The Hub of Hope website has a postcode search that you can use to find local services

NHS: Find out how to access NHS mental health services and where to get urgent help.



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    There is a post / meme doing the rounds thst shows 998 as being a number to call.
    Don't use is. It is for the US only
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    Thanks for taking the time to post this. Very kind of you
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    So useful. Most people will experience at least one Christmas of sadness.
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    Thanks for posting these - I'll share them
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    Great post. Hope it's helpful to someone.
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