ResourcesA guide to free and paid services to support your wellbeing
Whether you are an Employer, Employee, Wellbeing Partner or Individual, we have collated a list of resources and support
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.
Phone: 0808 802 58 58
London – (open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight)
Nationwide – (open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight)
Webchat (open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight)
Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind has around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)
Provides resources to help young people who are having suicidal thoughts.
Phone: 0800 068 41 41 (Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm)
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am — 4pm Monday to Friday)
Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Phone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Citizen’s Advice provides free, independent information and advice for people on money, legal, consumer, housing and other problems. Its website is searchable for local citizen’s advice bureaus and also has a dedicated web chat service.
Phone: 03444 111 444
Health Talk provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people’s real-life experiences.
Men’s Health Forum
Men’s Health Forum provide free, independent health information focusing on male health issues, including particular projects around men’s mental health.
NHS Choices provides a wide range of accessible information on all health related issues, including symptoms, conditions, treatments and local NHS services available. This includes a dedicated section on mental health (under the ‘Live Well’ heading).
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is not-for-profit creating a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, by helping people to take practical action drawing on the latest scientific research. Their vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good, functioning well and helping others. Its website provides many resources and evidence-based ideas for actions we can take to feel happier and help to reduce and prevent mental ill health – personally, in our communities, workplaces and schools.
Mind provide a wide range of services relating to mental health, including information, support as well as research and campaigning work. The national Mind organisation also acts as an umbrella organisation to many independent local Mind organisations, which provide different services across the country, e.g. therapy services, self-help groups and alternative therapies.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mind lnfoline, see above)
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness provide a range of support, advice and information services relating to mental illness, as well as conducting national campaigns and research. Rethink runs over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England, including therapy services, peer support groups and many more.
Phone: 0121 522 7007 (General enquiries)
In addition to running Saneline (see above), Sane also aims to improve the lives of anyone affected by mental illness through campaigning work, research and online support services.
Phone: 0203 805 1790 (General enquiries)
Together for Mental Wellbeing
Together is a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues. It provides a range of specialist support services, including peer support services, accommodation based support, criminal justice mental health services and advocacy.
Phone: 0207 780 7300
The nightline association provides listening, support and information helplines run by university students for university students, including about mental health related issues.
Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity, aiming to provide students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to talk about their mental health and support their peers.
Anna Freud Centre
A children’s mental health charity providing specialist help and training and carrying out research.
Phone: 0207 794 2313
Provides free confidential counselling and emotional support for children and young people. Online chat services with a counsellor are also available on the website.
Phone: 0800 1111 (Freephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Place 2 Be
Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools to build Children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.
Phone: 0207 923 5500
Provides free on line support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat based services.
STEM4 aims to improve teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.
The Mix (formerly Get Connected)
The Mix (formerly Get Connected) is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help but don’t know where to turn. It provides information on a wide range of issues, including mental health related topics. Help can be accessed by phone, email or webchat, and it also runs a free telephone counselling service.
Phone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, 7 days a week)
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people through campaign, research and policy work. They also operate a parent helpline (see above) for any parents concerned about their child’s mental health, and resources for professionals working with young people
Phone: 0808 802 5 544
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. Supports good relationships between employers and employees, but also provides conciliation services to resolve workplace problems.
Phone: 0300 123 1100
BITC (Business in the Community)
Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Its members work together to tackle a wide range of issues essential to building a fairer society and more sustainable future. BITC provide a range of services, practical guidance and creative solutions that help businesses review, improve, measure and report. BITC has also launched a toolkit resource, helpful for all organisations that are exploring how to embed a wellbeing strategy into their organisation.
Phone: 020 7566 8650
Centre for Mental Health
Phone: 020 7827 8300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK’s leading authority in mental health research. Using research to change people’s lives.
Fit For Work
Fit for Work is a voluntary service that offers the wider working population access to occupational health (OH) advice and support. Employers can refer employees who’ve been off work for four weeks or more a free ‘fit for work’ assessment. On the website you will find more information, an employer’s guide and a stress risk assessment tool.
Phone: 0800 032 6235
Health in Construction Leadership Group
Health In Construction Leadership Group works with construction CEO’s to improve health within the sector, with a current focus on mental health. Brings together contractors, clients, the Health and Safety Executive, professional bodies, trade associations and trade unions.
Phone: 0113 261 5368
Education Support Partnership
Provides free confidential counselling for teachers, including online chat services.
Phone: 0800 0562 561 Text: 07909 341 229
Mental Health Foundation workplace resources
The Mental Health Foundation has developed a range of resources aimed at tackling mental health in the workplace. This includes the helpful guide ‘Managing mental health in the workplace’, produced with employee benefits specialist Unum. Available at the link above.
Mental at Work
The website curated by Mind supported by The Royal Foundation and partners. Paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. Mental Health at Work is here to help you find what you need.
Mental Health Foundation
Phone: 020 7803 1100
Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties, through research, policy work and running awareness campaigns like Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mindful Employer aims to increase awareness of mental health at work and provides easily accessible information to organisations and supports for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.
Phone: 01392 6 77 064 Email: email@example.com
Mind’s guide to workplace mental health
Mental health charity Mind’s dedicated website section on workplace mental health provides guidance to help employers take care of themselves and their staff. Mind has also published the Employers’ Guide to Mentally Healthy Workplaces, which discusses what poor workplace wellbeing is, what a mentally healthy workplace looks like, and how to create mentally healthy workplaces. Available from:
Phone: 0207 697 3300
The Richmond Fellowships is one of the largest voluntary sector organisations providing support for people with mental health problems. Its aim is to work towards a society that values everyone with mental health issues, through providing supported housing and employment support services to help people find work or stay in work.
The City Mental Health Alliance
The City Mental Health Alliance is a coalition of organisations that have come together to create an environment in the City of London where mental health is discussed in the same way as physical health. Championed by senior business leaders, it is closely supported by UK mental health organisations M H FA England and Mind.
This is Me
A City wide mental health campaign, first developed by Barclays as part of the Lord Mayor’s 2016 Power of Diversity programme, run in partnership with Business Healthy and the City Mental Health Alliance and supported by City AM. Aims to reduce stigma around mental health in the workplace and raise awareness of well being.
Time to Change’s guide to workplace mental health
Time to Change is the main national anti-stigma campaign, run by leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Anti-stigma campaign Time to Change has a dedicated website section providing guidance, tips and tricks on many aspects of dealing with mental health in the workplace, including legal guidance and onwards signposting to additional resources.
Phone: 01225 716 300
The Shaw Trust is the UK’s largest third sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood provides support for people affected by sexual abuse in childhood through a dedicated support line, free online resources and training.
Phone: 0808 801 0331
The NSPCC is the children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty. Runs Childline and also a dedicated helpline for adults concerned that a child might be at risk of abuse.
Phone: 0808 800 5000
One in Four
One in Four is a charity that supports people who have experienced child sexual abuse through long- term low cost therapy (one to one and in groups), advocacy and through education and workshops.
Phone: 0208 697 2112
Rape Crisis is a national charity supporting anyone who has experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any other kind of sexual violence. It runs local Rape Crisis helplines and centres across England and Wales, details of which can be found on their website.
Refuge provide help and information about domestic violence. It runs a 24/7 domestic violence helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid. Refuge runs a number of safe houses for women and children escaping domestic violence as well as other services.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Survivors UK provides help and support for men who have experienced sexual violence or abuse. This includes counselling and online and SMS chat support services run by professionals who specialise in the ﬁeld of male sexual violence.
Phone: 0203 598 3898
Phone: 0808 2000 247
(alcohol, drugs, gambling)
Addaction supports adults, children, young adult and older people to make positive behavioural changes around alcohol, drugs, mental health and wellbeing.
Phone: 020 7251 5860
Adfam – Families, drugs and alcohol
Adfam provides information and support for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Their website includes listing of helplines and local support groups available across England, as well as training and information for drug and alcohol professionals.
Phone: 0207 553 7640
Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Run a wide range of selfhelp groups for relatives and friends of alcoholics.
Phone: 0207 403 0888
Alcoholics Anonymous runs self-help groups across Great Britain for anyone affected by alcohol use issues who wants to change their drinking behaviours, based on 12 step model of recovery.
Phone: 0800 9177 650
Alcohol Concern is a charity working to help people understand the dangers of drinking too much and to advocate for better treatment for those affected by alcohol use issues.
Phone: 0207 566 9800
Alcohol Health Network
A UK-based social enterprise which aims to improve alcohol-related health in the workplace and in communities. Provides a range of alcohol harm reduction services, including policy advice, employee and manager training, online health checks and counselling.
Phone: 0203 151 2420
Organisation running self-help groups for those with substance use issues relating to cocaine, based on 12 step model of recovery.
Phone: 0800 612 0225
Independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. The website has free drink trackers and tools to assess your own drinking levels.
Phone: 0207 7 66 9900
Drinkline is a free, confidential national helpline for people who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.
Phone: 0300 123 1110
DrugScience is an independent, science-led drugs charity which provides objective information on drugs and drug harms to the public, educators and academics.
DrugWise provides a comprehensive
Dual Recovery Anonymous UK & Ireland
Organisation running self-help groups for those with dual diagnosis (a substance use issue alongside diagnosed mental health issue), based on 12 Step model of recovery.
Phone: 0300 124 0373
Gamblers Anonymous UK
Gamblers Anonymous runs self-help groups across the UK for anyone affected by addictive gambling behaviours who wants to change, based on 12 step model of recovery.
Marijuana Anonymous UK
Organisation running self-help groups across the UK for those with substance use issues relating to marijuana. Based on a 12 step model of recovery.
Phone: 0300 124 0373
Narcotics Anonymous UK
Narcotics Anonymous runs self-help groups across the UK for anyone affected by drug use who wants to change, based on 12 step model of recovery.
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Progress are a consortium of consultant nurses working in dual diagnosis and substance use settings. Their website provides information on dual diagnosis for people in treatment, carers and professionals.
Talk to Frank
Talk to Frank is the national drug education service established in 2003. It provides information on legal and illegal drugs for teenagers and adolescents, including a confidential information line and live chat services on its website.
Phone: 0300 123 6600 Text 82111
UK SMART Recovery
Provides training to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour, including alcohol and substance use as well as gambling, sex, eating, shopping etc. through a range of self-help meetings.
Anxiety UK is a national charity run by people with lived experience of anxiety, aiming to support everyone affected by anxiety through information and support. This includes talking therapies and self-help groups.
Phone: 08444 775 774 Text: 07537 416 905
No Panic is a charity which helps people who experience any kind of anxiety disorder. It specialises in self-help based recovery via their · helpline and resources available on their website.
Phone: 0844 9 6 7 4848 Phone: 01753 840 393
OCD Action is the national charity focusing on obsessive compulsive disorder. It provides support and information to those affected by OCD, and works to increase awareness of it. Runs a variety of self-help groups across the country as well as online support groups and advocacy services.
Phone: 0845 390 6232
OCD-UK is a national charity working with and for children and adults affected by obsessive compulsive disorder. Provides a wide range of information on OCD, and runs self-help services including telephone support groups, online chats and support forums.
Phone: 0845 120 3778
Triumph over Phobia
Triumph over Phobia is a UK charity which aims to help sufferers of phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related anxiety to overcome their fears.
Phone: 01225 571 740
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing support for every soldier or veteran and their families for life.
Phone: 0207 901 8900
The UK’s leading Veteran’s mental health charity, providing treatment and support services for all ex service personnel, through a helpline, community and outreach support and several dedicated treatment centres.
Phone: 0800 138 1619 Text: 07537 404 719
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes provides direct support for wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces and their families, including mental health support.
Phone: 01980 844 280
PTSD Resolution helps veterans, TA and reservists who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work and family life because of military trauma suffered during service in the Armed Forces. Coordinate a network of 200 accredited therapists with a focus in military PTSD.
Phone: 0300 302 0551 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. They also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.
Phone: 0808 802 8080
SSAFA is an independent charity which provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force, including running free and confidential helpline support.
Phone: 0800 731 4880 (Freephone helpline)
The Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people after a death in England and Wales. Their website and helpline provides help with the wide range of practical issues that need to be managed after a bereavement as well as signposting to other support.
Phone: 0800 634 9494
Child Bereavement UK
Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Runs a dedicated helpline as well as individual, couple’s and family support sessions and groups across the country.
Phone: 0800 028 8840
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to providing peer support for other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents.
Phone: 0345 123 2304
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They run a helpline as well as bereavement counselling as well as facilitated self-help groups across the country.
Phone: 0808 808 16 77
A coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
Phone: 0800 021 4466
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.
Phone: 0808 802 6868
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is the national charity to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. A self-help organisation which provides support via a range of means, including through a national helpline, via email and through running self-help groups.
Phone: 0300 111 5065
Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. Offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.
Phone: 08452 030405 (Helpline)
The Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers. They work to support carers through a wide range of information, providing respite care services and online peer support, including dedicated community for young carers under 18.
- Phone: 0844 800 4361
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.carers.org
Carers UK aims to make life better for carers, by providing advice on a range of issues, including financial and practical matters relating to caring, and running an online peer support community of carers across the UK
- Phone: 08008 808 7777 (Freephone Adviceline, 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
- Website: www.carersuk.org
Victims’ Information Service
The Victims’ Information Service is a free nationwide service which helps people find local support after a crime takes place. It brings together information on what will happen after reporting a crime, people that may be involved, help that should be provided and how to complain if something goes wrong.
Phone: 0808 168 923 (Freephone)
Victim Support is an independent charity working towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They run a confidential free helpline for anyone affected by crime as well as emotional and practical support, including advice on reporting a crime and processes involved in going to court and what happens during a trial
Phone: 0808 1689 111 (Freephone, 8pm-8am Mon-Fri, Weekends 24 hours)
Money Advice Service
A free independent service set up by the government that provides information on all money related matters via a helpline, online information and free web chats.
Phone: 0800 138 7777 (Freephone, 9am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm Sat)
National Debt Line
The National Debtline is an independent charity which provides free, confidential specialist advice on managing financial debt via a helpline, online information and free web chats.
Phone: 0808 808 4000 (Freephone, 9am-8pm MonFri, 9.30am-1pm Sat)
Charity Stepchange provides free advice on problem debt and debt management.
Phone: 0800 138 1111 (Freephone helpline)
ABC (Anorexia & Bulimia Care)
Anorexia & Bulimia Care is a national UK eating disorders organisation providing ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders. Includes nutritional guidance/support and befriending services.
Phone: 0300 011 1213
Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders. Runs helplines for adults and young people, online support as well as peer support groups across the country.
Phone: 0345 634 1414 Phone: 0345 634 7650
MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too!)
National charity raising awareness of eating disorders in men. Also provides peer support services for men affected by eating disorders. Employment and mental heal
AgeUK provides a range of information and support services for older people and those caring for them. Includes befriending services to combat loneliness in elderly people, which may contribute to mental health issues.
Phone: 0800 169 2081 (Freephone adviceline)
The Alzheimer’s Society provides a range of information and support services for anyone affected by dementia.
Phone: 0300 222 1122
Dementia UK offers specialist one to one support and expert advice for people living with dementia, including nursing support through their team of Admiral Nurses.
Phone: 0800 888 66 78 (Freephone helpline)
Stonewall supports all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people with a range of help and advice services and by working in partnership with businesses and communities to tackle issues related to discrimination
Phone: 0800 050 2020
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, as well as their families and carers. Provide information through their website and via phone and also run national self-help support groups, online support and employment support.
Phone: 0333 323 3880
Emergence is a service user led organisation with the overarching aim of supporting all people affected by personality disorder, including service users, carers, family and friends and professionals.
The website for the Department of Health’s National Personality Disorder Programme, which provides a range of resources, including a service finder and details of pilot projects relating to personality disorder
Personality disorder – knowledge and understanding framework
The Knowledge and Understanding Framework is the national training framework to support people to work more effectively with personality disorder.
Hearing Voices Network
The Hearing Voices Network is committed to helping people who hear voices, see visions and experience tactical sensations and those that support them. They run a range of self-help groups and deliver training for professionals and the general public.
Phone: 0114 271 8210
The Voice Collective is a London wide project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory experiences. It also offers support for parents/ families and training for professionals
Phone: 0207 911 0822
Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Action on Postpartum Psychosis is a network of women with lived experience of postnatal psychosis, professionals and academics in the field. It offers peer support to families affected by postnatal psychosis, raises awareness and supports research into its causes.
Phone: 0203 3229 900
Association for Postnatal Illness
APNI provides support for all women who experience postnatal depression. Provide peer support services via phone and email.
Phone: 0207 386 0868 (10am-2pm, Mon-Fri)
The PANDAS Foundation provides support services for everyone affected by perinatal mental health issues (including perinatal depression and psychosis), via the phone, online communities and in person support groups. It also provides support for partners affected by caring for someone with perinatal mental health issues.
Phone: 0843 2898 401
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. Includes resources on alternative coping strategies.
NSHN (National Self Harm Network)
The National Self Harm Network offers an online moderated support forum for people affected by self-harm.
selfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what’s going on in their lives. It allows people to share their personal stories around self-harm and receive answers online. Run by national charity Youthscape.
Self injury Support
Self injury Support is a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm. They run a dedicated self-injury helpline, as well as text and email support for girls and young women under 24 years of age and supports self-injury self-help groups.
Phone: 0808 800 8088 (Freephone helpline, 7pm-10pm, Mon-Fri)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
ASIST is a 2-day training course that teaches people how to intervene when someone is suicidal.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. They run a dedicated support line and online webchat for men who are experiencing emotional distress or who are in crisis. It also seeks to challenge a culture that prevents men from seeking help when they need it.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Grassroots is a small charity focused on suicide prevention through training, consultancy and project work, including the #StayAlive app for those at risk of suicide or worried about someone else. Providers of ASIST training.
Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. It runs HOPELineUK, a dedicated suicide prevention hotline for anyone up to the age of 35 who may be feeling suicidal, or anyone who is concerned about a young person
Phone: 0800 068 4141