help and SUPPORT for all


It can be quite daunting trying to find the right resource for certain mental health issues online. That is why we have created this guide, so that you can find the right information for YOU.

In the special help section below, find advice about everything from ADHD to Over 50s to Violence, Abuse and Rape

general help

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National list of helplines

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Good page on all the different conditions and more.

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Mental Health Foundation

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Mental Health

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Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9.00 am – 6 pm Mon – Fri) or text 86463.


Side by Side (formerly Elefriends)

An online community, a place to be yourself, someone to talk to whenever, a safe and trusted place to be.

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Rethink Mental Illness

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Telephone:  0300 5000 927

(9.30 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday)



Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers.

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“Working across the UK, we bring together experts from four national mental health charities to improve understanding and provide vital care.”

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Provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

Staying Safe

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Website for people at risk of suicide and those supporting them.

Mental Health Supports

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Mental Health Supports Facebook Group


Together UK

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Services in parts of the UK (not locally) but involved in research, peer support and advocacy.

ORCHA App Library

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The ORCHA App library is a place where accredited apps can be located, and among the many areas that those can support, there are some excellent apps to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.  There are apps to help with Mindfulness e.g. Smiling Mind, apps for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy like Woebot and Wysa, and also for Suicide Prevention (Stay Alive, Distract).  These are all available on the App Store or Google Play.  The site has the benefit of showing the quality of the Professional Assurance, Data standards and also the Usability and Accessibility.

Dorset Health Information Video Library

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Approximately 600 videos on many health conditions

Time to Talk Facebook Group

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A private group for people who want to talk or share their experiences of mental health and anxiety in confidence and in a supportive and respectful environment.



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Clic is an online peer support community run by Mental Health UK.  

It is free and friendly.  Features an online forum allowing users to connect with others, chat about how they are feeling and hosts a wealth of information, advice, tools, tips and resources.

There are also Q&A live video with mental health experts.

Monitored 24 hours a day to ensure it is secure and confidential.

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 Health Talk

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Experiences on film of people talking about their health conditions including mental health. 


The Mighty

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Free online health community.

Also playlist of songs that have helped people with mental illness.



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Mental Health Today

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Information, blogs, resources, news, research

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The Advocacy People

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Independent advocacy support for mental health, NHS complaints, care and support, and children and young people.

Telephone: 0330 440 9000


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The Brain Charity

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The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

Our A-Z of neurological conditions lists over a hundred individual conditions, with basic medical information about them and links to support groups.

Our A-Z of conditions includes information about Autism, Dementia, Fibromyalgia, and Migraine and Cluster Headaches, as well as many other neurological conditions.

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“Every Mind Matters has lots of expert advice and practical tips to help you stay on top of your mental wellbeing.”

Overview, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment for different conditions.  Includes some links and helpful videos.

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Hub of Hope

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Advice Local

Enter your postcode and the subject you need help with such as housing, benefits, immigration, disability and more.


Creative Wellness Hub

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Learn a new skill or hobby, express yourself through creative pastimes, move forward towards healing and wellness.

“We are passionate about wellbeing, self care, lived experience and collaborative working. Excited about what we do through sharing knowledge, communication and most importantly support one another’s values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours.”

Specific Help

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel. 0800 9177 650



“…there for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking”

Tel. 020 7403 0888



Support for families and carers of those abusing drugs or alcohol.


Tel. 020 3817 9410



“Honest information about drugs”

Helpline 0300 123 6600

Text 82111 and Live Chat (offline) 2 – 6pm 7 days a week or email


Narcotics Anonymous

Tel. 0300 999 1212


Smart Recovery


Cocaine Anonymous


Marijuana Anonymous


Gamblers Anonymous



For those affected by other people’s gambling.



National Gambling Helpline

0808 8020 133

Forum and chatrooms


National Problem Gambling Clinic 

NHS Servicce


Alcohol Change

Factsheet on alcohol and relationships



Counselling & Therapy for Addiction

The British Association of Anger Management


For people committing domestic violence


Tel. 0808 802 4040

A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.

Anxiety UK

Text 0753741690,

Tel. 08444 775 774 

Youth (13-20) 0330 606 1174


Anxiety Alliance

National Autistic Society

Autism Helpline – 0808 800 4104


Ambitious About Autism


Autistic UK


Autscape Conference

A conference by and for autistic people once a year.


The Spectrum Magazine

Magazine by and for those on the autism spectrum.


The Curly Hair Project

“The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise which supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe. We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand!”


Autism eye

For parents and professionals


Matthews Hub

Peer mentoring and support service for those with autism but without a learning disability aged 13+



Autism Consultancy service for professionals (Sandy Teal)


Autism Success Formula.

Specialist Workplace consultancy

“We work not only with young people with autism, but with employers; coaching them how to manage and lead.

Make our Rights Reality

“Supporting your mental health as a young black person”


Black and Asian Therapy Network

Includes a directory of counsellors and therapists


Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM) charity


Blueprint for All

(formally Stephan Lawrence Charitable Trust)


Black Minds Matter UK


MAMA Youth Project


Black Mental Health Alliance


Black Lives Matter Resources (ACPA)



Traveller Movement

0207 607 2002


Friends, Families & Travellers

01273 234777


Roma Support Group

0794 908 9778


One Call Away

Gypsy & Traveller Mental Health Support

Tel.077489 97617


LGBT Traveller Pride Advice and Support for LGBTQ+ Gypsies, Roma & Travellers

Tel. 07395 355 066


Travellers Advice Team

Legal advice and support if facing eviction.

0121 685 8677


Bereavement Counselling and more.

Tel. 0808 808 1677


Child Death Helpline

Tel. 0800 282986


The Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved parents and their families. 

Helpline 0345 123 2304


SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society)

Tel.  020 7436 5881



Includes online instant chat service, counselling.


At a Loss 

Helping the bereaved find support.  Specialist help for men, young adults etc.


Sue Ryder

Palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

Tel. 0808 164 4572


Facing the Future

A local group service for people bereaved by suicide run by Cruse Bereavement Care and Samaritans.

Helpline:  0844 477 9400 – Mon and Fri 9.30 – 5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs – 9.30 – 8 pm.  Email:


Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP)


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Telephone helpline 9 am – 9 pm 0300 111 5065 every day.


If U Care Share Foundation

Supporting families affected by Suicide

Helpline 0191 3875661,

Free, confidential and 24/7 text service. Text IUCS to 85258


National Suicide Prevention Alliance


Suicide Bereavement UK


The Loss Foundation

Supports those who are bereaved because of cancer.


The Rosie Crane Trust

Supporting bereaved parents.

Petals Charity

Provides specialist counselling for those who have experienced baby loss.


Cot death 24 hour helpline

Tel.  0808 164 3332


Child Bereavement UK

Helps when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK Website

Tel. 0333 323 3880


Equilibrium – The Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 


Bridgit support tool for carers

Bridgit allows you to explore free wellbeing, employment, finance and care resources, helps identify what services and community support are within your area.  You can also build your own self-care plan and it also provides access to the first part of the carers assessment online.


My Family Our Needs


Care Choices


Carers Trust

Offers practical help and assistance to carers.  You can search on their website for local carers services in your area.  Tel.  0300 772 9600


Carers UK:

provides information and support for carers, including information about benefits.

Helpline 0808 808 7777


Carers Direct

Help with finding a care assistant.


Marie Curie

Offers information, advice and practical support to people living with any terminal illness and families.  Tel. 0800 090 23 09


Independent Age

Provides advice and information for older people, their families and carers.  Tel. 0800 319 6789



A UK wide charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers.

Tel. 0303 303 303 0145


Carer’s Allowance Unit

For information on Carer’s Allowance and how to make a claim.

Tel.  0800 731 0297 Textphone 0800 731 0317


Attendance Allowance

Free Helpline 0800 731 0317

Open 9.30 am – 3.30 pm


Care Quality Commission (CQC)

National independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.

Tel. 03000 61 61 61


Parent Carer Foundation

Provides a central voice for Parents and Carers of children and adults of all ages with SEN/complex learning/medical needs/all kinds of disabilities and mental health issues. 


Age Space


MindEd – advice for older people and their carers


Challenging Behaviour Foundation

British Acupuncture Council – Find an acupuncturist.


Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Ask your Physiotherapist about Acupuncture


Therapy Directory

Search for Complementary Therapists in your area

If you do not have the means to pay for counselling then some charities may be able to help such as BaD Company – The Brave and Determined Company, which is Shaftesbury based. 


Support available nationally.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

 01455 883300 


British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists

01455 88 3300


The Counselling Directory



Free Psychotherapy Network


Websites to help find the right therapy for you


Hypnotherapy Directory


Nutritionist Resource

Find a nutritionist


Holistic Therapy Directory


NHS Practitioner Health

Current range of support for all NHS staff.


The Happiness Gap

Intuitive happiness coaching

Wiltshire based and online too.


Life Coach Directory

Dementia Connect

Tel. 0333 150 3456


National Dementia Helpline

Tel: 0333 150 3456


Dementia UK

Call the Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678


Dementia Support Forum

Alzheimer’s Society online forum.  The largest virtual support group for anyone affected by dementia.  Open all hours, it is a growing community of over 7,000 people and is a safe place for people to ask advice, share information and join in discussions.  Anyone can browse the information online but register to join the groups and ask questions.


Playlist for Life – Music for Dementia

“Discover the benefits of personal playlists and how to connect through music”  Lots of information and free resources on the website.

Tel. 0141 404 0683



Depression UK


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


The Blurt Foundation

“Increasing awareness and understanding of depression”


“I had a Black Dog, His Name was Depression” Video

DLF – Living Made Easy – The Shaw Trust

Guidance on products and adaptations for independent living.


Disability Rights UK

A great range of factsheets on many aspects of living with a disability.


Disability Horizons

News, information, advice and products to buy



Disability Equality Charity

Helpline 0808 800 3333


Flippin’ Pain

Pain UK


The British Pain Society


Action on Pain

Pain Line 0345 603 1593  email:


Pain Concern  support, advice and online forums.


Live Well with Pain

Resources for people living with pain.


British Wheelchair Sport

Online exercise classes, Physical Activity Advisor, Free Resistance Bands.


British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association


Macmillan Cancer Support

Find the physical, financial and emotional cancer support that’s right for you.

Support Line:  0808 808 00 00. 


Cancer Research UK


Parkinson’s UK

Helpline 0808 800 0303.


Prostate Cancer Help


Prostate Cancer Support organisation.  01202 580 436

Prostate Cancer Helpline

0800 074 8383


Mesothelioma Support

Booklet on Mesothelioma –


Asthma + Lung UK

Helpline 0300 222 5800

email:  helpline@


Arthritis Care

Helpline 0800 5200 520



Brain Tumours


British Heart Foundation

Helpline 0800 802 1234


Diabetes UK

Helpline 0345 123 2399


RNID (Hearing Loss and Tinnitus)

Deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. 

Contact free, confidential Information Line:

Telephone 0808 808 0123

Text 07360 268 988



The British Tinnitus Association

Helpline:  0800 018 0527


The IBS Network


Stroke Association

Helpline 0303 3033 100 – not 24 hours



Learning disability


RNIB – Blind and Partially Sighted

Helpline 0303 123 9999

Library of over 60,000 items to borrow – audiobooks, braille and giant print as well as accessible music.

Calibre Audio Library

Subscription-free service of unabridged audiobooks.

Living Paintings

Charity who design, create and publish tactile books.




Snowball App

Information on disabled friendly places of business and what disabled facilities are available.


Equality and Human Rights Commission

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation


First Person Plural

Charity now closed but legacy website with useful information and signposting.

Beat Eating Disorders (Beat)

Adult helpline:  0808 801 0677

Studentline: 0808 801 0811,

Youthline: 0808 801 0711,

Live 1-2-1 webchats are available


TalkED (Anorexia & Bulimia Care)


Overeaters Anonymous

0700 078 4985

Money and Pensions Service

Free and impartial advice about finances, Money guidance –  0800 138 7777

Pensions guidance – 0800 011 3797


Citizens Advice

General help and advice from the national organisation.


NHS Guide to Care and Support Services


Stepchange Debt Charity

Advice and live chat available.


Benefits and Work

Help for a small fee and information online.


Skills for care


Mental Health and Money Advice

Lots of useful information including about ‘Breathing Space‘ – help for those struggling whilst awaiting mental health treatment.  Also see:


National Debt Line

0808 808 4000


Money and Mental Health


Christians Against Poverty

Help to get out of debt


Advice Local

Money and Housing links


Advice Now

Produces guides on how to win appeals on benefits such as PIP, WCA etc.


Stop Loan Sharks

24/7 confidential helpline.

Tel. 0300 555 2222


Financial Ombudsman Service

Tel. 0800 023 4567


Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman


Shelter England

Emergency helpline 0808 800 4444

See website for other ways to get help if it isn’t an emergency.


Community Legal Advice


Shaw Trust

Supporting people into the workplace and improving their health and wellbeing; helping vulnerable young people build life skills. 

Call 0300 30 33 111


Evenbreak Career Hive

Help in getting work if you are mental health problems and/or are disabled.


Covid Aid Support Community



At-home Free computer/tablets/smartphone support to older people and disabled people of all ages. Tel. 0300 180 0028 or fill in the form online.



Help to find work for those who have mental health problems, disability, leaving prison or who have just been out of work for a long time.


Be Scam Wise

Advice from Trading Standards South West on how to spot, avoid and report scams.


National Asbestos Helpline

Freephone 0800 116 4322 

You could be entitled to financial support.


Organ Donation

Tel. 0300 123 23 23

Text chat SMS 07860 034 343


South Western Ambulance Service


Boots the Chemist Services

Malaria Prevention Service Travel Vaccinations & Health Advice Service

Find out more & book an appointment at


Social Help

Hearing Voices Network

For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.


Understanding Voices



NAPS – National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome


Online Menopause Centre


Women’s Health Concern


Society for Endocrinology


Daisy Network

Premature onset menopause (POI)


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Endometriosis UK


Support and helpline  0800 0119 100

or chat facility online.



Find Information and support near you.  


Intercom Trust 

Help and Support community help, information and support in the South West. 

Tel. 0800 612 3010,


LGBT Foundation



LGBT+ Anti Abuse Charity

Tel. 0800 999 5428


If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

OCD Action




Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)

OCD and Phobia Charity


A Parent’s Guide to OCD


Maternal OCD 

The Silver Line

Helpline run by Age UK

For those aged over 55 Tel. 0800 4 70 80 90 –  A 24 hour a day helpline



Telephone befriending and more.


Age UK Telephone Friendship

For over 60s

No Panic

Tel. 0300 772 9844

Young Minds

Free parents’ helpline with trained advisors who can talk to you about any aspect of your child’s mental health.  0808 802 5544, Mon-Fri 9.30 am to 4 pm


The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Free resources and help for parents and professionals.



Charity supporting single parent families.  Tel. 0808 802 0925


Missing People

Helpline: call or text 116 000


Salvation Army Family Tracing Service

Tel. 020 7367 4747


Prisoners’ Families Helpline

Offenders’ Families Helpline:  0808 808 2003


Action for Children Parent Talk

“Ask your question in the chat box and one of our parenting coaches will reply as soon as they are free.

We’re here to talk to parents and carers: 12:00-19:30 Monday & Thursday, 09:30-16:30 Tuesday & Wednesday, 09:30-16:00 Friday.  We can talk about anything that supports family life, caring for children or managing your own wellbeing. Some parents get in touch to chat about their day or talk about things they can’t tell anyone else. Remember, we’re hard to shock. Between us, we’ve seen and heard every kind of parenting question, concern or worry – nothing fazes us.”


Family Lives

“Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). Tel. 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.”


Dad Info



Support for families with disabled children.


A Parent’s Guide to OCD


Maternal OCD


Acts Fast

Abused Children’s Trauma Support, Family Advice and Strategy Team (help for non-abusive parents, carers and their families)


Minded for Families

For parents and carers, a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.



Help for families of those affected by drug or alcohol abuse.


National Family Mediation

Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMS)

Tel. 0300 4000 636

Offers high-quality family mediation and support services to all families affected by relationship breakdown, divorce or separation.



Support and resources for parents.


Parent Carer Foundation

Parent Carer Foundation provides a central voice for Parents and Carers of children and adults of all ages with SEN/complex learning/medical needs/all kinds of disabilities and mental health issues. 


Maternal Mental Health Alliance


PANDAS Foundation

Supports people affected by pre and postnatal depression.

Free Helpline:  0808 1961 776

Peer support community.


Association for Post Natal Illness

Tel. 020 7386 0868


APP – Action Postpartum Psychosis


Birth Trauma Association




Parents 1st


Rainbow Trust

Supporting parents with a seriously ill child


Mumsnet and other mumsnet Talk pages.



For babies born premature or sick


National Childbirth Trust (NCT)  Support Line:  0300 330 0700


Best Beginnings

Simple, educational and interactive tools to support parents-to-be and new parents.



UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems.

CRY-SIS Helpline:  0800 448 0737 – 9 am – 10 pm seven days a week



A UK mental health and wellbeing app for mums. Created by a team of experts, the app provides a self-care toolkit and support team to give you instant moments of calm when you need it


Perinatal Treatment

Free evidence-based mental health resources and courses website for new parents


Healthier Together

Maternal mental health information


Helping your baby


The Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH)

AIMH have developed a set of video resources for parents with newborns and expectant parents to help them bond with their baby and foster emotional well-being. The videos include guides on understanding and responding to the cues your baby is giving you.


Baby Massage Videos

Short clips demonstrating how a baby can be soothed and relaxed through massage.


Andy Mayers

Andy Mayers is a leading academic based at Bournemouth University in the field of Perinatal Mental Health.  His very useful and informative website can be found here:



ASSIST Trauma Care

Offers support for people and families affected by a wide range of traumatic events.  Email support via contact form on website.


EMDR Association

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a treatment for PTSD.


PTSD Resolution

For armed services, veterans and families.


Talking 2 Minds

The Priory Group

Provides private outpatient and inpatient treatment.  The website has good information on conditions etc. too.  Nearest inpatient hospitals are Southampton and Bristol.



Useful website – Wellbeing A-Z, podcast, magazine, articles, find a therapist.


Recover your Life

A Support Community focusing on self harm, but also helps those with eating disorders, mental health difficulties and abuse sufferers.


Action for Happiness

10 keys for happier living

Monthly Action Calendar

App, Groups, Events, Online lectures.


Living Life to the Full

Teaches a range of life skills based on the CBT approach aiming to improve wellbeing and resilience.


The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Resources, Guided Practice and Training


Minds Anonymous

“A safe space to share mental health stories anonymously.”


Aurora comfort weighted blankets

A business started locally in Sturminster Newton.


Apps available on Google Play and/or Appstore.

As recommended in the past by various trusted organisations..

(some have websites to explain use – click to see these).


Select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix.  50 high quality ambient sounds…Use your own favourite as alarm to wake up slowly.


Allows you to select the area you want to focus on, from reducing anxiety to falling asleep.  The app walks you through your recommended breathing exercises and sends you daily reminders to practice your breathing.

Catch It

How to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones, and improve your mental wellbeing.


Create music to help express complex feelings….a personal musical journal to help you with your emotional and mental health.


Trusted digital lifeline for those who self harm and feel suicidal.

Dragon in the Attic

This app, developed by GPs and a group of year 6 children aims to teach 8-12 year olds how to make healthy choices for their minds and body.  It uses a game where children are given a pet dragon to look after to build confidence and educate children about issues such as mental health and bullying.

Fear Tools

Anxiety Kit …Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and Social Anxiety Disorder.

Feeling Good

Uses the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy to help improve thoughts and feelings, self-esteem and self-confidence.


Brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your emotional well-being.


How to meditate, live mindfully and more.

Minds Anonymous

Mindshift CBT – Anxiety Relief

Designed to help teens and young dults cope with anxiety.

Mood Gym

Mood Tools

Deression Aid…Thought Diary, Activities, Safety Plan, information, Test (PHQ-9 depression questionnaire), You Tube videos of guided meditations and talks.


Developed by an NHS Foundation Trust, and approved by NHS Choices, this app is an interactive mood diary for monitoring and understanding emotional wellbeing.  It includes tips and guidance on how to influence mood.

My Possible Self

Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour…help manage fear, anxiety and stress, and tackle unhelpful thinking.

NHS Better Health


Help you stop your mind racing, get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.

Recovery Guide

17 essential things…to know to fast track your recovery.

Recovery Record

Eating Disorder’s App…for every stage of recovery from anorexia, bulimia, OED, BED, CED and other eating disorders.

Rise Up

Eating Disorder’s app.

Silver Cloud

Manage stress, anxiety and depression…eight-week course…completed in your own time.

Smiling Mind

Mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.

Stress and Anxiety Companion

Breathing exercises, relaxing music and games designed to calm the mind.  Helps you to change negative thoughts and to better cope with life’s ups and downs.

Student Health

Content created for university students by NHS doctors…reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the support you need.


Feel Stress Free- use the app to relax before a stressful situation or as part of your regular routing.  Also Apps to help stop or cut down on smoking, drinking, eat more healthily, get more active.


NHS app…help you with stress, anxiety and depression…includes advice, tips and tools…

What’s Up?

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more.

YANA: Help for those in farming who may be affected by stress and depression.

Provides fast track access to appropriate counselling, mental health first aid training and promotes a suicide prevention campaign TRACTOR FACTS (see urgent page).

Directory of other rural support organisations available to download.

Confidential Helpline: 0300 323 0400,



The Addington Fund

Main aim is to provide homes for farming families who have to leave the industry, through no fault of their own, and by doing so will lose their home.  Also might be able to assist with a grant towards certain business costs in times of emergency and where hardship prevails.


The Farm Safety Foundation

Tackling the stigma around risk-taking and poor mental health, ensuring that farmers are resilient and equipped with smart strategies and specific skills to live well and farm well.


The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust

Helpline 0300 123 3088.  Office 01677 470180

Helpline with information and support on a wide variety of issues.  Financial help in times of hardship and educational grants for young people.


The Maytree Centre

A Suicide Respite Centre – in London, but available to all.  Supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting.  Provides a stay in a safe and confidential space.


The Royal Countryside Fund

Help and support  for  family farms and rural communities

Emergency Funding


National Rural Mental Health Forum


The Agricultural Chaplains Association

Seek to serve people of all faiths or none.  Through national membership share good practice, provide mutal support, initiate relevant training.


The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

Tailored financial support, practical care and guidance to farmers, farm workers and their dependents.

Free helpline:  0800 188 4444


The Farming Community Network

Helpline:  03000 111 999


Practical and pastoral support to farmers and farming families through difficult times.  Find regional groups via website.



Free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people working in, or retired from, horticulture.

Helpline:  0800 093 8543


Grassroots Suicide Prevention


Please look at the main,  general organisations at the top, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Hearing Voices tabs for information about this.


For instance:


A great factsheet to download from here.

Living with Schizophrenia


Also general organisations, particularly Rethink

Self Injury Support

Talk to a trained female volunteer with knowledge of self injury. 

Open 7 pm – 10 pm, Monday and Thursday.

Text 07537 432 444

Telephone Helpline 0808 800 8088 


National Self Harm Network Forum

Online support forum



Self harm and suicide support, advice and information.


Make Space

“Our mission is to re-imagine the fundamental assumptions upon which care for self-harm is based. We do so through workshops, peer-led spaces, and developing research and resources.”

Online art and writing workshops.


Jewish Association for Mental Illness


Muslim Women’s Helpline

Helpline:  0800 999 5786

Text:  07415 206 936

Webchat 10-4 M-F



Amina (Muslim Women’s Resource Centre)

Helpline:  0808 801  0301


Premier Lifeline (Christian)

0300 111 0101


Mellulah Yoga and Spirit


Chill Out Retreats


Hartridge Buddhist Monastery

Near Honiton, Devon.  Although the monastery is primarily a place of monastic training for monks, visitors and guests are also welcome, to share the lifestyle of the community.  Accommodation for 4-5 guests.


Queen of Retreats – Sharpham Trust

The charity runs a variety of mindfulness and meditation retreats throughout the year in  Devon.  The retreats are aimed at people with a range of meditation experience.  Secular retreats in a gorgeous Palladian mansion, nature retreats under canvas in woodland or Buddhist retreats at The Barn.

There are many more – Google “Spiritual retreats Dorset” or insert a county of choice.  The cost will vary a great deal so look at that first if it is a concern.

For more Yoga, massage, Tai Chi Qi-Gong, Mindfulness and meditation look at the Extra Information Social Activities etc. pdf available to download from the Home page of this website and keep an eye on the news pages.


Mindfulness UK Virtual Wellbeing Service Teacher training but also

Mindfulness and compassion courses online.

Live mindfulness and fitness sessions.


Curvy Girl Yoga – in Bristol but also online.

For those women who are size 16 or over.


Stress Management Society


NHS Help and Support

Try our 6 tips to help you be happier

NHS tips on helping you to be happier, more in control and able to cope.

Veterans UK – Government Contact Us Webpage

Veterans Helpline

The Ministry of Defence’s Veterans UK helpline provides assistance on many issues including benefits, housing and welfare.

Veterans UK helpline
Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence
Thornton Cleveleys


Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 2 18

Telephone (overseas): +44 1253 866 043

Normal Service 8.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday

When the helpline is closed, callers in need of immediate emotional support will be given the option to be routed to The Samaritans 24 hour helpline.



0800 260 6767


Combat Stress

Helpline:  0800 138 1619,  24 hours a day

Help with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues.


The PTSD Project UK

Veterans in Crisis Line 0300 365 0333, 10 am until Midnight, 7 days a week


Veterans Gateway

24/7 contact for all welfare needs.  From healthcare and housing to employability.

Tel. 0808 802 1212


PTSD Resolution

Tel. 0300 302 0551

Help and support for veterans, reservists, families.


NHS – Op Courage health

Op Courage:

Op COURAGE can help you and your family with a range of support and treatment



Developed in partnership with The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign, the Ministry of Defence and King’s College London. 

It is an online platform which  provides the military with 24/7 access to self-help tools to help them manage the stresses of everyday life. 


The Royal British Legion


Help for Heroes

Safe Lives

Includes information on staying safe from domestic violence and how to get help.



Free 24/7 helpline

0808 2000 247 

and a lot more help.


National Centre for Domestic Violence

Specialises in getting emergency injunctions.

24 hour Helpline:

 0800 970 2070

Text “NCDV” to 60777, email



For Men experiencing domestic abuse Helpline for men suffering domestic violence: 

Tel. 01823 334244


Respect Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 – Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members).


Rape Crisis

Tel. 0808 500 2222

Or Live Chat service via website.


Stop Hate UK

One of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and Discrimination.  


Action on Elder Abuse – The National Careline

Tel. 0800 0699 784

Mon – Fri 9am – 5 pm



Support and information for non-abusing mothers and carers of sexually abused children.

Victim Support

Tel. 0808 16 89 111



Help for people abused in childhood.

0808 801 0331


One in Four

Supporting survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma.

Counselling, Advocacy, Training, Resources.



For people with learning disabilities and/or autism who have experienced trauma.

Tel. 020 7383 0700


Survivors UK

Men overcoming sexual violence (man, boy or non-binary)


Into the Light

Sexual Abuse support and counselling



“Surviving rape and sexual abuse”


The Survivors Trust

Helpline 08088 010818


Karma Nirvana

Honour Based Violence (HBV)

Tel. 0800 5999 247

Supporting men and women who are being pressured to get married against their will, fear bringing shame or dishonour to their family or are concerned about being disowned.



For people who have experienced LGBT+ abuse and violence

Tel. 0800 999 5428

We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.


Suzy Lamplugh Trust

National Stalking Helpline:

0808 802 0300



For people COMMITTING domestic violence

Tel. 0808 802 4040

A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.


SAMM (Support after Murder and Manslaughter)

Helpline:  0121 4722912

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