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Signposting to Support

If you are struggling with your mental health right now, it is essential that you seek help. Talking to someone and explaining how you are feeling could be the first step to feeling better.

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed there are helpful online resources (see links below) available to help you manage and improve your mental health.

Don’t suffer in silence with your mental health. There are people ready and willing to help you, to talk to you and to help you to understand what is going on for you right now.

If you feel that you are having a mental health crisis, emergency or breakdown, you need to seek immediate expert advice and assessment. You can call your GP, ring the Samaritans on 116 123 or the Farming Help number on 03000 111 999. You can also use the links below. 

NHS: 111 and Emergency Services: 999

A-Z of support 

Below are details of some issue and community-specific organisations who can provide information, guidance and support.

Adfam 

Adfam supports those coping with a family member or friend’s drink, drug or gambling problem to get the support they need.

Alcoholics Anonymous

National Helpline: 0800 9177 650 help@aamail.org

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.

At a Loss

The UK's signposting website for anyone bereaved and those supporting them.

Bead

A source of information, support and hope for anyone whose loved one has died as a result of drug or alcohol use.

Beat 

0808 801 0677 

Beat offers help and support to people affected by eating disorders. Provides details of support networks, self-help groups and Beat’s national helpline.

CALM

Campaign Against Living Miserably: 0800 58 58 58 

Webchat

CALM leads a movement against suicide and provides a helpline for people in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. (5pm – midnight 365 days a year).

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) 

CEOP is a law enforcement agency to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

CRUSE Bereavement Care

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Childline

0800 1111

Free 24/7 service for children and young people.

Drinkchat

Free online chat service for anyone who is looking for information or advice about their own, or someone else’s, drinking. Trained advisors are on hand to give you confidential advice from 9am- 2pm on weekdays.

Drinkline

Free, confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.

Helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

The DPJ Foundation 

Share the Load: 0800 587 4262 or text 07860 048 799 

The DPJ Foundation is a Welsh mental health charity to support those in agriculture and rural communities with mental health problems. They provide fast and free counselling to anyone over 16 who is a YFC member with a connection to Wales. Their Helpline is open 24/7.

Dying Matters 

Dying Matters is working to create an open culture that talks about death, dying and bereavement. Dying matters to all of us - let's talk about it.

Family Lives

0808 800 2222 

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling with issues including family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.

Farming Help

03000 111 999 

Provides confidential help for anyone in the farming community. The Farming Help partnership is a collaboration between The Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network (FCN), RABI, RSABI and Forage Aid and is supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Helpline is operated by FCN and is open 7am-11pm every day of the year.

Email the helpline help@fcn.org.uk 

FRANK

0300 123 6600 

National helpline providing advice and information about drugs.

Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK, aiming to find the bereaved, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support.

Hub of Hope 

Chasing the Stigma (CTS) has launched the Hub of Hope - a national mental health database, bringing help and support together in one place, with a focus on clear and consistent pathways to mental health for all stakeholders across the UK.

Karma Nirvana

0800 5999 247 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm 

Supporting victims of honour-based violence, abuse and forced marriage.

Know the Score

0800 587 5879 (Lines are open from 8am to 11pm, 7 days a week) 

Website with information, advice and support for their own or someone else’s drug-taking.

Live Fear Free (Wales)

Helpline 0808 80 10 800 Text: 07860077333 (24 hours a day 7 days a week) 

Email: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales

Live Fear Free can provide help and advice to:

  • anyone experiencing domestic abuse
  • anyone who knows someone who needs help. E.g. a friend, family member or colleague
  • practitioners seeking professional advice.

Male Survivors’ Partnership

Helpline: 0808 800 5005 

MSP is a network of organisations working with male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327 (Mon – Fri 9am-8pm) 

Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat/Sun 10am-12pm & 4pm-6pm)

A confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence.

Mind

0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

For anyone who needs to discuss mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. They also provide information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Fridays except Bank Holidays.

MOSAC

0800 980 1958 

Supports all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

NAPAC

0808 801 0331 

Supporting recovery from abuse in childhood. The service is confidential, and the number won’t show on your bill. 10am to 9pm Mon-Thurs and 10am to6pm Fridays.

National Association for the Children of Alcoholics

0800 358 3456 

Free helpline providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247 

This helpline is free and operates 24 hours a day to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse, domestic violence (including coercion and control), or worried about someone they know who may be experiencing this.

NHS Sexual Assault Referral Centres

Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) are located across the country and available for everyone, regardless of gender, age, the type of incident, or when it happened. SARCs offer a range of services, including crisis care, medical and forensic examinations, emergency contraception and testing for STIs. They can also arrange access to an independent sexual assault advisor (ISVA), as well as referrals to mental health support and sexual violence support services.

NSPCC

0808 800 5000 

If you’re worried about a child, or you work with children and young people and need advice or information, the helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PAPYRUS

Hopeline: 0800 068 4141

Charity for the prevention of young suicide. (open 9am-midnight 365 days a year)

RABI

Freephone Helpline: 0800 188 4444, mental health support is available 24/7 

Emotional support and online counselling to those in the farming community.

Two platforms are available: Kooth, for young people aged 11 to 17, and Qwell, for those aged 18+. Kooth and Qwell’s counsellors understand the unique issues and difficulties the farming industry faces allowing them to meet individual needs and preferences. Counsellors are available from 12pm-10pm Monday to Friday and from 6pm-10pm at weekends.

Drop-in and pre-booked sessions are available.

Rape Crisis

0808 802 9999 Open between 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30 every day of the year.

Specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence.

Re-Solv

01785 810762, text 07496 959930 

Works across the UK to end solvent abuse and support all those whose lives are affected by it.

Refuge

Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

Support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

For support for male victims of domestic abuse: Freephone 0808 8010 327 

Samaritans

116 123 

This helpline is for anyone who needs support with anxiety, depression, worries or concerns. They can help you to talk through anything which is troubling you and offer help and support. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, free to call.

SANEline

0300 304 7000 

Support for mental health problems 4.30pm to 10.30pm daily.

YoungMinds 

SHOUT TEXT: 85258 

New free 24/7 helpline service for people in crisis in the UK

Stop It Now!

Helpline: 0808 100 0900 (freephone) 

Offers a wide range of services to the public and professionals throughout the UK and Ireland, aimed both at the prevention of child sexual abuse and support for those affected.

Sudden

Offers help when someone has died suddenly, or too soon in their life and helps communities and professionals to help suddenly bereaved people, better.

Survivors Trust

Free helpline 08088 010818 

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK

SurvivorsUK

020 3598 3898 (Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm) 

Text-based helpline: 020 3322 1860 (Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm) WhatsApp-based helpline: 07491 816064

SurvivorsUK provide information, support and counselling for male victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse, as well as their family and friends.

The Mix

0808 808 4994 

The Mix is a free, confidential support service for under 25s, whatever issue a young person is facing. The Mix is always available – online, over the phone or via social media – and connects young people to experts and their peers to talk about everything from money to mental health, from homelessness to jobs, from break-ups to drugs.

Victim Support

Helpline 0808 1689 111 

Victim Support helps anyone affected by crime.

Whistleblowing Advice Line

0800 028 0285 

Support for professionals who are worried about the management of safeguarding concerns within their organisation.

Winston’s Wish

08088 020 021 

Supports bereaved children, their families and the professionals who care for and support them.

With You 

Free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health for you or someone else.

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