Our minds don’t come with a manual and we all need a little help sometimes. There’s no shame in it and there are people who can help. Here’s a list of resources you may find useful.

If you need someone to talk to:

Childline: 0800 1111

MIND: 0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm) www.mind.org.uk

Nightline - Night-time listening service. Run by students for students. Details available from your student union: https://www.nightline.ac.uk/ university campuses.

Samaritans: 116 123 Text:  Email Jo@samaritans.org

If you think you might have a problem with food:

Anorexia & Bulimia Care: Tel:  03000 11 12 13 (Option 1 Support line, Option 2 Friends and Carers)

Beat Helplines and email support: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines

Men Get Eating Disorders Too: https://mengetedstoo.co.uk/links-and-resources

NHS – Eating Disorders Information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eating-disorders/


If you’d like more information on mental health issues:

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/

SANE: http://www.sane.org.uk/resources/mental_health_conditions/

Rethink Mental Illness: https://www.rethink.org/

Young Minds: https://www.youngminds.org.uk./


If you’re feeling overwhelmed or suicidal:

111 - NHS Urgent Concerns

999 - Emergency services

Samaritans 116 123 Text:  Email Jo@samaritans.org

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men. Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day

Maytree - A sanctuary for the suicidal 020 7263 7070 (North London) www.maytree.org.uk/index.php

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide 0800 068 41 41 (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm / 7pm – 10pm. Weekends 2pm – 5pm) www.papyrus-uk.org

Silverline 0800 4 70 80 90

James’ Place – Non clinical space for men in crisis. Based in Liverpool Opening on 19th June.


If you’re looking for a psychologist, therapist or counsellor:

Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy: https://www.bacp.co.uk/

British Psychological Society Directory: https://www.bps.org.uk/lists/DIR

British Psychoanalytic Council: https://www.bpc.org.uk/find-a-therapist/search

Pink Therapy – Gender and sexual diversity clients: http://www.pinktherapy.com/en-gb/findatherapist.aspx

Black, African & Asian Therapy Network: https://www.baatn.org.uk/find-a-therapist/#!directory/ord=rn


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth: thetrevorproject.org 1-866-488-7386 text ‘Trevor’ to 1-202-304-1200

Samaritans USA www.samaritansusa.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention https://afsp.org/


Befrienders Worldwide https://www.befrienders.org/

International Association for Suicide Prevention https://www.iasp.info/