Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk


Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30-10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support


Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

The Hub Of Hope

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.



50% of adult mental health issues manifest by the age of 14 and suicide is the leading cause of death in young people. Existing provision can’t cope and 61% of GP referrals to child and adolescent mental health services are rejected. We’ve developed a safe, cost-effective early intervention which has been proven to stop anxiety escalating. The MeeTwo app encourages young people to help themselves by helping each other. Turning difficult life experiences, into useful advice for someone else who is struggling, increases confidence and builds resilience. MeeTwo is a beautifully simple solution to a complex social problem.