Adult mental health

Mencap

Mencap

0808 808 1111

Mencap is an individual membership organisation for people in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with learning disabilities. They provide practical support and advice for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. In Scotland, you can contact Mencap’s sister charity Enable Scotland, http://www.enable.org.uk

 

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters

0191 516 3500

Mental Health Matters is a national charity which provides services for people with mental health needs. They also support people with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol and other problems.

 

MIND

MIND

020 8519 2122

MIND is the mental health charity for England and Wales that helps people take control of their mental health. They provide information to help promote understanding of mental health and campaign to create a society that promotes good mental health for all.

If you live in Scotland, you might want to contact the Scottish Association for Mental Health – www.samh.org.uk

 

Rethink

Rethink

020 7566 0116

Rethink is a national charity which works to help people affected by severe mental illness to lead a better quality of life. They provide services, support groups and information on mental health problems.

 

SANE

SANE

0845 767 8000

SANE is a national charity for people with a mental illness. They provide care and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers. They initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illnesses and they raise awareness and combat stigma through education and campaigning.

 

 


Brain injury

Headway-The Brain Injury Association

www.headway.org.uk

0808 800 2244

Headway provides help and support to people affected by brain injury. Through a network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers.

 

Meningitis Now

www.meningitisnow.org

0808 801 0388

Meningitis Now provides support for people whose lives are affected by meningitis. Services include counselling, art therapy, home/ hospital visits and financial support for families affected by the illness.

 

Motor neurone disease association

www.mndassociation.org

01604 250505

The MNDA supports people with Motor Neurone Disease and those who care for them, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They offer information and practical day-to-day support to enable people with MND to live with their diagnosis and achieve the best quality of life. In Scotland, you can contact www.mndscotland.org.uk

 

Epilepsy Society

www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

01494 601400

Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. They run a helpline for people with epilepsy and also carry out medical research

 

Spinal Injuries Association

www.spinal.co.uk

0800 980 0501

The Spinal Injuries Association is a national charity dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries rebuild their lives. They offer information and support and run a free telephone helpline.

 

Stroke Association

www.stroke.org.uk

0303 303 3100

The Stroke Association is a UK charity that helps people who have been affected by a stroke. They fund medical research and help stroke patients and their families by providing information, advice and support.


Children & teenagers

Anorexia and bulimia care (ABC)

Anorexia Bulimia Care

01934 713789

Anorexia and Bulimia Care is a charity offering encouragement, advice and support for people with eating disorders and members of their family.

Childline

Childline

0800 1111

Childline is a free, confidential helpline for children and young adults offering help and advice – “whatever your worry, whenever you need help”

F.E.A.S.T

Feast

Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is an international organisation of and for families and carers of eating disorder patients.  They help families by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment and advocate for research.

MIND

MIND

020 8519 2122

MIND is the mental health charity for England and Wales that helps people take control of their mental health. They provide information to help promote understanding of mental health and campaign to create a society that promotes good mental health for all.

If you live in Scotland, you can contact the Scottish Association for Mental Health – www.samh.org.uk

OCD UK

OCD UK

0345 120 3778

OCD UK is a national charity providing help for children and adults who are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide

Papyrus

0800 068 41 41

Papyrus is a UK charity committed to suicide prevention. They run a confidential hotline for children, teenagers and young people who are worried about how they are feeling, and for anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Young Minds

Young Minds

0808 802 5544

Young Minds is a national charity offering information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. They run a telephone helpline for parents and carers worried about a child or young person.

 

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