Other support services

Please find below a list of useful resources that can be found elsewhere online.

Anxiety UK

Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

BACP Find a Therapist Directory

Find out more about counselling services in your area via the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Beat Eating Disorders

Beat provides Helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These Helplines are free to call from all phones. Helpline: 0808 801 0677 Studentline: 0808 801 0811 Youthline: 0808 801 0711 

Carers Trust

Support for carers to find carer support and replacement care services near you.

Centre for Mental Health

Supporting those with mental health issues due to dicrimination, exclusion, poverty and racism: a call to action.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse offers telephone, email and website support. They have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. 

Financial Wellbeing for NHS Staff

This is a difficult time for NHS staff and financial concerns have  consistently been in the top five reasons staff call the free support helpline run by the Samaritans. NHS England have partnered with the Money and Pensions Service to provide financial wellbeing support to help you manage your finances at home. NHS staff support line telephone support line: NHS colleagues can call this support line, provided by the Money Advice Service, for free and impartial money advice from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Call: 0800 448 0826 WhatsApp: Message +44 7701 342 744 on WhatsApp and send the Money Advice Service’s national support team a message for help with sorting out your debts, credit questions and pensions guidance.

Housing Advice

Shelter offer free housing advice and guidance on a range of issues, such as homelessness, private renting, eviction, tenancy deposits, repairs, benefits, council housing and mortgage repossession.

Mental Health at Work

Resources and toolkits to support positive mental health at work.

Mental Health Foundation

“Prevention is at the heart of what we do. Our vision is good mental health for all.  Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. “

National Bereavement Service

Free helpline 0800 0246 121 connecting people to straightforward information and guidance about all aspects of bereavement. They provide people with answers to their questions or concerns so they are clear on the way forward through this difficult time in their life.

NHS Practitioner Health: Events Calendar

A calendar of upcoming wellbeing events, including webinars, meetings, podcasts and more. All events are available freely to NHS staff, and are delivered by experts in their field. 

PANDAS Foundation

PANDAS Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide our PANDAS Help Line, Support Groups offer online advice to all and much more. 

Refuge: National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Helpline for survivors of domestic abuse – Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Relate

Providing highly trained counsellors to support relationships via telephone and webcam counselling, and WebChat services. 

Samaritans Keyworker Helpline

Samaritans have launched new, confidential support lines for health and social care workers and volunteers based in England and Wales. The support lines are run by Samaritans and all calls are answered by trained Samaritans volunteers, who provide confidential, non-judgmental support. Call 0800 069 6222 What can I talk about?If you need to process your experiences during the coronavirus crisis, our volunteers are there for you. That’s whether you’ve had a tough day, are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or just have a lot on your mind.We listen without judgement, so you can talk to us about anything that’s troubling you. And if you need any practical support or information about other services, such as debt advice or bereavement support, our volunteers can point you in the direction of other useful sources of support.How does it work?The confidential support line is open 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week, and is run by dedicated and trained Samaritan volunteers. You can call us for free on the numbers below.NHS and social care workers in EnglandCall 0800 069 6222

Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text: 85258, Website: https://www.giveusashout.org/

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

A safe space offering resources, online support and referral services for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender, identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. 

Together

Supporting people with mental health issues through mental health services.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid Live Chat is open from Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, and on weekends, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm. This could be a safer way to access some support; particularly if an abuser might also be in the property so it would be unsafe to make a telephone call.