If you are looking for counselling services, you may find the BACP therapist directory or NHS list of services useful. You may also wish to search local Crisis Support
Trouble Accessing The Help You Need
Healthwatch – if you’re not receiving the access to medical help or treatment you need
Powher – may be able to act as an advocate on your behalf
Visiting the doctor in difficult times – article
Help for Carers
Carers Uk – organisation helping unpaid carers in the UK.
Papyrus: (preventing suicide in young people). Helpline: 0800 068 41 41 (check website for availability)
Young Minds: Ideas for young people who may want help with their mental health. Includes parents helpline.
OCD Action: Help for those who recognise the signs of obsessive compulsive behaviours.
Combat Stress (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity): 0800 138 1619 (check website for availability)
The Hearing Voices Network
Mind – UK Charity focused on better mental health.
Seasonal Affective Disorder – Mind Leaflet
Mind Out – UK-wide LGBT+ mental health charity
Heads Together: Guide on having a difficult conversation here
Autism Awareness – National Autistic Society
Beat Eating Disorders – for eating disorders
Calm Zone – men’s mental health
Online Safety Resources via Glitch
Pregnancy Mental Health
Frequently Asked Questions via Pregnancy Mental Health
Maternity Action is a UK charity committed to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children.
Talk Mum – A community for Mums and Mums to Be
Elaine Hanzak is a speaker and author of two books around post-natal depression.
Tommy’s – Tommy’s Premature Baby Charity
NHS Choices – pregnancy and mental health
NHS Choices – post-natal depression
Mind information leaflet on peri-natal mental health
Peri-natal Mental Health for Men: via Pregnancy Mental Health
Women’s Aid – Support for Women and Babies After Domestic Abuse (.pdf)
Financial or Legal
National Bereavement Partnership ; The National Bereavement Partnership COVID-19 Hub provides a platform for associated practical advice services, support assistance and information to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
National Bereavement Service includes guides on Registering a Death and Coroner’s Inquests
Bereavement Advice – practical matters after the death of a loved one
SUDDEN for people who have been bereaved suddenly or too soon
Chums (for children)
Milton Keynes Bereavement Service
SOBS (for those bereaved by suicide)
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society
National Homicide Service (Bereaved Families affected by Homicide)
21 Things You Might Need to Do When Someone Dies (UK Care Guide)
SAMM – bereaved by Homicide and manslaughter
National DA Helpline (24hrs) – 0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice Line – 0808 8010327
Hourglass – for older people at risk of or experiencing neglect or abuse
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (run by Galop) Check website for opening hours 0300 999 5428
Choose to Stop – Help for Those Who Harm – Respect PhoneLine
Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
Rape Crisis U.K – the Rape Crisis national freephone helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the year)
Survivors U.K. – Male Rape and Abuse
The National Stalking Helpline – 0808 802 0300
Relate – counselling for relationships
NHS mental health services (Op Courage)
SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity
This is not an exhaustive list. Remember, always speak to your doctor or midwife, if you have concerns about your mental or physical health. Links to sites or services doesn’t mean we endorse their content, just that the information may be of interest.