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This website is no longer being updated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.

Useful contacts

Action on Depression

Scotland’s national charity for people affected by depression, offering Living Life to the Full courses, a network of support groups, an online community and an email support service.

Call on 0131 2268152

Anxiety UK

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.

Helpline 08444 775 774 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm


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

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.

Carers UK

Helpline providing advice & information for carers on any issue including benefits, residential care, the Carer’s Act and respite care.

Helpline 0808 808 7777 Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory aims to be the leading service for providing counselling advice and information - connecting those in distress with the largest support network in the UK.


Provides a range of services for people in Wales, including information on common mental health problems, advice for employers, and training and support.

Call on 01656647722


Information service for users of mental health services, carers and other groups. Information on types of mental distress, treatments, therapies and legal information.

Mind Helplines


Suicide prevention for young people up to the age of 35

0800 068 41 41 Monday - Friday 10am – 5pm & 7pm – 10pm, Weekends 2pm – 5pm
Or text: 07786 209697



Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Helpline 0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm


The Samaritans provide 24 hour, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis.

Helpline 116 123, this number is FREE to call


SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

Helpline 0845 767 8000
Email support


Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm