Mental Health Helplines

  • Anorexia & Bulimia Care

A charity that provides care and support for anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all types of eating distress.
  • Beat

    The UK’s eating disorder charity. The website has lots of useful information and they provide several support services including message boards, helplines and support groups.
  • Youthline: 0808 801 0711
  • Email for young people:
  • Helpline (18+): 0808 801 0677
  • Email for over 18s:
  • Men Get Eating Disorders Too

    A national charity run by and for men with eating disorders. They provide information specific to the needs of men and online peer  and one-to-one support.
  • CAMHS (Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services)

    CAMHS provides community mental health services to children and young people up to the age of 18, with complex mental health difficulties in a range of different ways.
  • Childline

    A free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch.
  • 0800 1111
  • CNWL Single Point of Access

    Information, advice, referral and crisis support for adults with mental health problems.
  • 0800 0234 650
  • CNWL Talking Therapies

    Provides a range of talking therapies for adults who feel anxious/worried/down/depressed. You can refer themselves or ask for a referral through their GP.
  • 01923 44 677/668
  • Hillingdon LINK Counselling

    Counselling by appointment for people aged 13-25 who live, work or study in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
  • 01895 277 222
  • Papyrus

    The national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus provides information and support in a number of ways including on the telephone and by email.
  • 0800 068 4141 (Mon – Fri from 10am to 10pm, Weekends from 2pm to 10pm, Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm)
  • Text: 07786 209 697
  • Samaritans

    Offers a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way about whatever is getting to you. It is not just for people who feel suicidal. You can call, text, email, write or visit your local Samaritans office. The person you speak to won’t give you advice, they will just listen to your thoughts and feelings.
  • Call: 116 123
  • Text: 07725 90 90 90
  • Sane

    A mental health charity that works to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental health problems. They provide several ways to access support and Young Sane; a virtual community that focuses on the mental health of those aged 18-25.
  • Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm to 10:30pm every evening)
  • Textcare: Go to the website and complete the online form
  • Support Forum: Go to the website. Available 24/7
  • Young Minds

    The UK’s leading charity for children and young people’s mental health. They provide information and a helpline for parents.
  • Youth Wellbeing Directory

    A web based directory created by the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families. You can search for service by name or area and access useful information.

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