Remember, you are not alone.
If you are in crisis and need urgent help, please contact the A&E at your nearest hospital or your crisis team if you have one.
Your organisation may also provide you with confidential access to counselling and advice line services.
Please note: Mates in Mind does not provide any direct support or advice to individuals in distress.
If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can speak to one of the many free, confidential support services below:
Call: 116 123
Whatever you're going through, call Samaritans free any time, from any phone.
Samaritans offers a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
They won't judge your or tell you what to do, they'll listen to you.
Construction Industry Helpline
Call: 0345 605 1956
Provided by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the helpline advises on a range of matters including occupational health and wellbeing, support and advice for people with stress, and home worries such as divorce, tax and financial concerns. The services can also provide emergency financial aid to the construction community in times of crisis.
Call: 0300 123 3393
The team at the leading mental health charity Mind can provide information on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Call: 0808 808 1677
The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.
The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when we’re open until 8pm.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Call : 0800 58 58 58 (UK) 0808 802 58 58 (London)
Webchat : Webchat Opening hours are 5pm – midnight every day
CALM provide a helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall, who need to talk or find information and support. The helpline is open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. They also offer a webchat service between the same hours.
Prevention of Young Suicide - Papyrus
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697
Papyrus provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person. Their HOPELineUK service is staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to; children, teenagers and people up to the age of 35.
Electrical Industries Charity
Call: 0800 652 1618
Free & confidential advice for people working within the electrical industry, needing help with a wide variety of issues including debt, legal advice, financial assistance & grants and career advice amongst many other things.
The National Counselling Society
Call: 01903 200666
Website (find a counsellor): www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/find-counsellor
The NCS is committed to making sure people can receive information, support and training when they need it. They hold an Accredited Register of counsellors which you can search to find a registered counsellor in the UK, near you. This allows you the choice to find a qualified counsellor you feel comfortable working with.
Call: 0808 802 1212
Ask a question: https://support.veteransgateway.org.uk/app/ask
Veterans Gateway is a central location for veterans and their families to get in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
Call: 0800 138 1111
Step Change provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. The team help people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives, with free debt advice.