Mental Health Support

How can I help someone else seek help?

Many people experiencing a mental health problem will speak to friends and family before they speak to a health professional.  

Mind offers guidance on helping someone else to seek help if they are experiencing poor mental health. 

Concerns about yourself

Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to.  

For many of us, our local GP practice is the first place we go when we’re unwell. Your doctor is also there to help you with your mental health. 

The most important thing is to speak to someone you trust.  

More information about seeking help for a mental health problem is available on the Mind website:

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, it’s a mental health emergency. 


0300 123 3393
Text: 86463

Phone lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness supplies expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them.

0300 5000 927

Lines are open 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday


Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Textcare: emotional support and connection via text message:

Peer support forum: 

Young Minds

A charity that supports young people to get the best mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties

Links to Further information

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