The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day - in full confidence.
Call 08457 90 90 90 (UK)
Call 1850 60 90 90 (ROI)
Rethink Mental Illness
run an advice and information line, open Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm, offering advice on different types of therapy and medication; benefits, debt, money issues; police, courts, prison and your rights under the Mental Health Act.
Call 0300 5000 927 (local rates/mobile charges vary)
offer an information line to answer questions about types of mental health problems; where to get help; drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. They also offer a legal advice service where you can talk to someone about mental health, mental capacity,community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.
Infoline: Call 0300 123 3393 (local rates/mobile charges vary)
Legal advice service: Call 0300 466 6463 (local rates/mobile charges vary)
Your local doctor
Your doctor (GP) may be the first person you talk to about your mental health problems. If you're unhappy with your own doctor, you can ask to see another doctor at the same practice or make an appointment with a different practice in your area.
Find out more about getting help
for yourself, a friend or a family member.