If you are experiencing mental distress, or are worried about a friend or relative:

Contact the Samaritans if you need to talk to someone urgently and in confidence
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
E-mail: jo@samaritans.org
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Counselling Directory is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists with information on their training and experience, fees and contact details. The directory only lists those who are registered with a recognised professional body or who have provided copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. It includes counsellors experienced in dealing with bereavement if you have been affected by the suicide of someone you know.

Depression Alliance works to relieve and to prevent depression by providing information and support services to those who are affected via their publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups for people affected by depression.

HOPELineUK is a confidential helpline service provided by Papyrus to give support, practical advice and information to anyone concerned about themselves or a young person they know who may be at risk of suicide.
Tel: 0800 068 4141
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and 7pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 2pm – 5pm

If You Care Share Foundation was established by the family of Daniel O’Hare after his suicide. The charity focuses on prevention, intervention and support. Their services include provide emotional and mental health training for young people, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) for professionals and tailored support to those bereaved by suicide who live in the North East of England.

MDF – The Bi-polar organisation develops self-help opportunities for people affected by manic depression, influences the improvement of treatments and services and provides information services.  and provides an information service.

MDF – The Bi-polar organisation develops self-help opportunities for people affected by manic depression, influences the improvement of treatments and services and provides information services.  and provides an information service.

The Mental Health Foundation works to influence policy and practice in mental health and related services thereby improving the quality of life of people with mental health problems. They focus on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy. They publish a wide range of publications.

Mind works to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by campaigning for people’s rights, challenging poor practice in mental health, informing and supporting thousands of people on a daily basis and providing over 1000 services across England and Wales through a network of local Mind associations.

PAPYRUS works to prevent young suicide and promote mental health and emotional wellbeing. They provide resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.

Rethink works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness today Rethink has over 8,300 members. Each year , over 48,000 people are helped through services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems.  Their website receives almost 300,000 visitors every year.

SANEline also offers immediate help, support and information about mental health. It can provide advice to someone who is worried about their own mental health, a concerned family member, friend, acquaintance or professional.
Tel: 0845 767 8000
6pm – 11pm every day of the year.

A wide range of other mental health organisations work in the UK to provide information and advice, improve understanding and support people directly affected by mental health problems.

You can find out more information about particular mental health problems and the work of particular organisations by visiting their website or telephoning them.

You can also donate directly to any of these organisations. Many of their websites have online donation facilities.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is a self-help organisation that exists to support those bereaved by the suicide of a relative or friend. They offer emotional and practical support in a number of ways, including a confidential telephone helpline, by e-mail, printed information, monthly group meetings, conferences and events. Their helpline 0844 561 6855 is open from 9am to 9pm everyday.

Young Minds is committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. They provide a confidential Parents Helpline for anyone worried about the mental health of a young person.