SANE provides emotional support to anyone affected by mental health problems, including families, friends and carers. Using our database, we can also offer support in considering other options for help, including local services and agencies.
Worldwide directory of emotional support helplines.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L.)
Membership body for helplines in the UK. Includes a searchable directory of services.
National charity offering information and advice to people with mental health problems.
Mind Recovery Net
Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK
NHS 111 (England)
NHS 111 (Wales)
111 (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay (including Brigend) Health Boards)
0845 46 47 (all other areas of Wales)
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in Wales. The contact number for this service differs depending on which area of Wales you are in.
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.
Lists contact information for helplines and listening services in universities and colleges across the UK.
Provides a talk/type relay service for anyone who has difficulty hearing or being understood when speaking over the phone. The cost of making phone calls through this service depends on your telephone service provider.
Rethink Mental Illness
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The professional body responsible for education and training, and setting and raising standards in psychiatry.
116 123 (freephone)
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health, Scotland’s largest mental health charity.
App with help and resources for people who feel suicidal or are supporting someone else.
Widowed and Young (WAY)
WAY offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who has lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion.