If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice. A list of additional services for mental health can be found listed on the NHS website and those for domestic abuse can be found here.
- A charity that provides support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
- Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
- Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk
- A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder
- Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk
- Promoting the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
- Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
- Website: www.mind.org.uk
- Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
- Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
- Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
- A service for parents and professionals providing information on child and adolescent mental health.
- Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
- Website: www.youngminds.org.uk
The government acknowledges that recent measures announced to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), such as the order to stay at home, can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses you are under.
This guidance highlights help and support available to you and how the government is working with the charity sector and the police to ensure that these support services remain open during this challenging time.
If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police - the police will continue to respond to emergency calls.
If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999, then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.
For further information, click here.
Farming and rural communities helplines