Centre for Mental Health cannot advise about individual queries or offer any mental health support.

If you are at all concerned about your health or the health of a friend or relative you can contact your doctor or you may find useful information from one of the sources below.

If you need immediate help:

Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

 

Other sources of support:

Mind: 

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Rethink Mental Illness


Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)

Sane

SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

 

NHS mental health services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website.

You can also get advice from NHS 111 phone service.

 

Other sources of mental health help and advice