Easy links to important helplines:
- just click on one of the links below and it will take you straight to the chosen website or call using the direct phone numbers.
01332 588112 *
The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
"We're waiting for your call.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
0800 58 58 58
"Calmzone provides emotional support for men nationwide.
Dial 0800 58 58 58 between 5pm and midnight each evening."
If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline:
0808 2000 247
(access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm)
Text SHOUT to 85258
"Shout 85258 is a free and confidential text message support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Staffed by trained volunteers, Shout 85258 can help with issues such as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems and bullying. It's free, anonymous and available 24/7."
0800 068 4141
07786 209 697
"Papyrus HOPELINEUK. If you're under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07786 209 697."
Helpline: 03444 775 774
Text support: 07537 416 905
"Whether you have anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia that’s affecting your daily life, we’re here to help you. And we’re fully supported by an expert team of medical advisors."
0300 330 0630
Open 10:00-22:00 every day
"Switchboard. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email email@example.com or use their their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+."
07984 967 708
"Meeting the challenge of mental illness.
We believe that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone.
(Although our previous SANEline number cannot operate at the moment, you can leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of our professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond as soon as possible. Our normal Support Forum and Textcare services are still open.")