Other Mental Health Services
If you’re in need of urgent care or medical attention, please telephone your GP, visit your local A&E department or call 999.
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice…
MK Mental Health Directory
If you are looking for resources on mental health specifically for young people, YiS in Milton Keynes offer a youth counselling service for those aged 11-21 and also have information on other sources of help and advice, please see https://www.mkyis.org.uk/help-advice.
Bipolar UK Support Group in Milton Keynes: (Free support group on the second Tuesday of every month from 7pm until 9pm)
NHS Live-well / Every Mind Matters
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.
A charity based in London which offers mental health help via SMS/Text service charged at the standard rate, as well as free services through Whatsapp, Facebook group and iMessage. They also provide coping advice videos online.
Get Self Help
Get Self Help is an online database with CBT self help worksheets, activites and advice including videos. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self help mp3s
Time For Change
A mental health directory with self-help hotlines, sms services, help and advice. Go to the link below to search their support services today.
Essential support for under 25s with a crisis messenger and one-to-one chats.
Telephone: 0808 808 4994
On My Mind
On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want. Search the Directory to find your nearest service.
Hub of Hope
Signposts mental health support and includes a “talk now” button, for users to be contacted directly with a Samaritans volunteer.
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people up to 19.
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Provides support Groups: In MK – Held at Milton Keynes Wellbeing Centre which is located at Margaret Powell House, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BN. The groups will be led by a Peer Support Worker with lived experience of mental health and built-on shared personal experience and empathy with a focus on working towards wellbeing and recovery. Monday morning from 10-11:30 and also our men’s peer support group which runs on a Thursday evening from 6:30pm until 8pm.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5pm)
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri,10am to 5pm & 7 to 10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30 to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily 10am to midnight)
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Weekends, 10am to 4pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12 to 2.30pm, 7 to 9.30pm)
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 9pm. Sat to Sun, 10am to 3pm)
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
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