Resource Library

Discussion in 'Mental Health and Addiction' started by Simon, May 14, 2016.

  1. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    This is the place to find links, helpful advice and support wherever you are in the world.

    This thread will be updated as our members around the world post links to sites they've found helpful, but as we're UK based we'll start there.

    Please note that each organisation differs in practice and MAP isn't making any judgments in regard to quality or manner of service provided.

    Things like confidentially may differ between the organisations.

    NHS Choices is a fantastic site with links to websites and contact numbers for the following:

    Anxiety UK

    Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

    Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)


    Bipolar UK

    A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.



    CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.


    Depression Alliance

    Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.


    Mental Health Foundation

    Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.



    Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

    Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)


    No Panic

    Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

    Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)


    OCD Action

    Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.

    Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)


    OCD UK

    A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

    Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)



    Young suicide prevention society.

    Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)


    Rethink Mental Illness

    Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

    Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)



    Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

    Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)



    Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.

    Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6-11pm)

    SANEmail email:



    Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

    The site also offers support on eating disorders, bereavement, alzheimers, crime and various other topics.

    MIND is a fantastic organisation that is actually helping one of my own friends.

    They can be contacted on 0300 123 3393, or you can text them on 86463.

    They have a great FAQ page.

    The Samaritans are there for you 24 hours a day.

    In the UK you can call them on 116 123, which is a free phone number and it doesn't show up on your phone bill.

    Why do people contact the Samaritans?

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    Anorexia & Bulemia Care can be contacted on 03000 11 12 13.

    Option 1 is the support line.

    Option 2 is for family and friends.

    PTSD UK is an charity that can ne contacted on 01282 787 172.

    Alcohol Abuse can be contacted on 0800 024 1475, or 0203 131 8321, or you can text 66777.
    Last edited: May 14, 2016
  2. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award


    Refuge supports 3,700 women and children on any given day through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services


    Phone: 0808 2000 247 Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline

    LGBT Foundation


    Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advice, support and information.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
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  4. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    As we allow members from 14 years old.


    Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
    Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. Whatever feels best for you.*


    Phone 0800 1111
  5. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    A couple of United States of America links.

    General Hotlines
    2-1-1 A resource and place for assistance for a variety of crisis's that may affect a person. Mental health crisis being one of many.

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline (USA)

    Specific Community Hotlines

    Gay,Lesbian, Bi,Transgender Hotline list from PFLAG

    Veterans Crisis line Suicide Prevention (USA)
    Veterans Crisis Line: Suicide Prevention Hotline, Text & Chat
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019

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