IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY

Sometimes it can be easier to talk to a stranger than it is to talk to your friends and family. But talking to your loved ones about this is extremely important so they can understand the struggle you are going through. Please try and talk to someone! This is a journey that is not easy, so you must keep remembering that it will get better, this a temporary state of mind and it CAN be helped. Hold onto HOPE.

Recognising the Signs

Helping Friends/Family

First of all, it's the hardest thing to recognise and to accept. However asking for HELP is the first step to getting YOU back!

MHFA (mental health first aid) England, Helpful Resources:

 

Crisis support and helplines 

If you, or someone you know is in mental health crisis and needs medical help fast:

 

  • Ring 999 to contact emergency services 

  • Go to your nearest A&E emergency department 

  • Ring 111 for professional help 24/7 

  • Make an appointment with your GP

Crisis and emotional support helplines for everyone 

 

The following helplines provide emotional and crisis support for everyone affected by mental ill health: 

 

  • Samaritans - 116 123 (Freephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

  • SaneLine - 0300 304 7000 (Local call rates, 6pm-11pm, 7 days a week)

 

Mental health information helplines for everyone 

 

The following helplines provide advice and information on mental health, but cannot provide emotional or crisis support, provides information on types of mental health issues, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy:

 

Mind Infoline -     Call - 0300 123 3393 (Local call rates, 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri) or Text - 86463

 

Finding a therapist 

 

Counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists are listed in the yellow pages. The following organisations also have searchable national lists of therapists:

 

  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies - Phone: 0161 705 4304, Email: babcp@babcp.com Website: www.babcp.com 

  • IAPT - Website: www.iapt.nhs.uk - IAPT services usually provide two types of psychological therapy: High intensive therapy and low intensive therapy. 

  • Ieso Digital Health - Website: www.iesohealth.com - Provides online based one-to-one cognitive behaviour therapy on behalf of the NHS and doe private companies. 

 

Addiction and Substance Misuse (alcohol, drugs, gambling)

 

 

Anxiety 

 

  • Anxiety UK - Phone: 08444 775 774 Text: 07537 416 905 Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk 

  • No Panic - Phone: 0844 967 4848 (10am-10pm, 7 days a week) Phone: 01753 840 393 (Youth helpline for 13-20 year olds, 4pm-6pm, Mon-Fri) Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

  • OCD Action - Phone: 0845 390 6232 Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk 

 

Bereavement 

 

  • Bereavement Advice Centre - Phone: 0800 634 9494 (Freephone 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) Website: www.beareavementadvice.org

  • Child Bereavement UK - Phone 0800 028 8840 (Freephone 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) Website: childbereavementuk.org 

  • The Compassionate Friends - Phone: 0345 123 2304 Website: www.tcf.org.uk 

  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - Phone: 0300 111 5065 (Helpline 9am-9pm, 7 days a week) Website: www.uk-sobs.ord.uk 

 

Bipolar Disorder 

 

 

Debt 

 

 

Depression 

 

 

Eating Disorders 

 

 

Family, Parenting and Relationships 

 

 

General Mental Health 

 

 

Psychosis 

 

 

Self-harm 

 

 

Stigma 

 

 

Suicide Prevention 

 

APPS FOR YOUR PHONE

SMILING MIND

Mindfullness Meditation

CALM

Mindfulness Meditation & Sleep Stories

HEADSPACE

Guided Meditation

MEMORY STAR

Mental Wellbeing

PEAK

Brain Training

SLEEP CYCLE

Intelligent alarm clock & sleep analysis

MY POSSIBLE SELF

Mental Health Self-Help

SUBLIMINAL

Reprogram Subconscious Mind

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