Depression Alliance has merged with Mind

This website is no longer being updated

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to anyone with a mental health problem. We're continuing to run Friends in Need and to support Depression Alliance's self-help groups. We can offer you advice and support on depression, too.

Need urgent help?

Depression Alliance is not a crisis service so If you are in need of urgent help and support please call one of the numbers below immediately:

The Samaritans: 116 123

CALM: Helpline for men at risk of suicide, or wishing to talk to someone, open all year round 5pm – midnight:
Nationwide number: 0800 5858585
London Number: 0808 8025858

London text service (start your first message CALM 1) and Merseyside text service(start your first message CALM 2) on 07537 404 717. Same service hours.

HOPELineUK: For young people up to the age of 35, 0800 068 41 41 (10am – 5pm & 7pm – 10pm, Weekends 2pm – 5pm). Or text: 07786 209697 or email:

Saneline: 08457 67 80 00 (open 6pm-11pm)

Mindinfoline: 0300 123 3393 (open 9am-6pm)

Rethink advice and information service: 0300 5000 927 (open 10am-1pm)

You can also contact your GP or visit your local A&E. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999.