Everyone struggles to cope at some point in their lives. In fact, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year.
Here you'll find our resource library which contains lots of useful websites and downloads that can help you where to start.
Where do I go for immediate help?
If you are feeling suicidal and/or feel like you are struggling - there is help out there. For advice and information aimed at helping you understand how you are feeling, possible causes and learning how to cope, visit the Mind website.
If you need urgent help, visit our page on what to do next.
Who can I talk to, now?
If you would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling and get things off your chest, Samaritans offer a free helpline on 116 123. They are trained to listen and are open 24/7.
What support is right for me?
If you feel like you'd like some form of support but not sure where to start, visit our services page which will help you find what support is available in your area and what to do next. If you're still unsure and would like to speak to someone about your options, contact us on 01642 257020 Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm.
If you would like to find out more about mental health, discrimination support or housing and benefits, Mind have an extensive A-Z information guide with downloadable PDFs.
We also offer short workshops that can help you relax, reduce your stress and manage your depression and anxiety. You'll come away with self-help tools that you can use whenever you need to. Find out more about the workshops by clicking here.
If talking isn't your thing, there's a free online chat room where you can message like-minded people and it is monitored by trained staff who can offer help and advice. Join Elefriends.
You can also visit our blog which contains dozens of real-life stories from local people sharing their tips, advice and how they manage their mental health conditions. There's some blog posts at the bottom of this page.
How can Mindfulness help? This video explains how you can include it in your daily life.
Do you know someone who may have a mental health issue?
Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward and being there for someone can make a huge difference to their life. If you're not sure where to start if its a family member, friend or colleague - click here. You can also visit our services page to see which support might be right for them and can help begin that conversation.
- Anxiety UK - 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
- National Mind - 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
- No Panic - 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
- OCD UK - 0845 120 3778 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
- SANE - 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30-10.30pm)
- YoungMinds - 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Are you passionate about making a difference?
Do you have lived experience of mental ill health and would like to break the stigma attached to it? Become a Time to Change Champion and meet like-minded people and campaign together to change attitudes and behaviour.
You can also visit our current volunteer roles which offer flexible ways to support people and make a difference to your local community.