When my patner L had a relapse of his Schzophrenia rencently i made a list of as many helplines as possible and made a table. Name of organiazation/charity, phone number, who we spoke to and whether they were any good I put a rating column in there also the days and times they were open and what they could help with?
It was very useful. we found Mood Swings and hearing voices network very useful don't think they are mentioned on the first list i might be wrong) i thought the long list was very good though it contains many I hadn't heard of. I think te list will help a lot of people
With ours i goggled UK helplines. Rethink was also very helpful I found not just schizophrenic sites but depression as he has been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia with bipolar so i included depression ones and also anxiety as he got panic attacks.
was a lovely lady at a place in bristol that will give 1/2 hour i think of emotional support. We noted down the ones that seemed to help the most. Some we couldn't get through on at all and some were only organizations/charities for their area but not nationally. Hearing voices were very good and sent us some coping strategies from people who really understood the same with mood swings everyone on the end of the phone suffered with mood swings so we felt better knowing they truely understood.
Hope that helps too hugs Annie xxx