Emotional support

It can be difficult to cope with the emotional impact of long term illness, and there’s nothing wrong with needing help with this from time to time. All links open in a new tab.


“Urgent help” button, and information on mental health problems, getting support, and advice on helping someone you care about.


Call, email or visit the Samaritans who offer a safe place to talk any time you like, in your own way about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.


If you feel you are in crisis, you might like to know about some options for help and support in addition to the free help available from SANE.


If you’re under 35, call, text or email Papyrus for support. They also give information on supporting friends.

Action for M.E.’s forums

Feeling isolated? Action for M.E.’s page for connecting with others with M.E., such as their safe, moderated forum.

Refer yourself to talking therapies via NHS Choices

You can now refer yourself without having to go to your GP.

NHS-approved online therapies

A page listing NHS-approved online mental health help.

The Mix

Advice and free counselling by phone/email/app/webchat for under 25s on any topic, including bullying, discrimination, money, housing, relationships, drugs, addiction, mental health and self-harm.

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