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Below is a list of local and UK based charities with numerous resources available to support your mental health.

All Sorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, connects & supports children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT+).

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

Battle Scars

Battle Scars is a small, dedicated, 100% survivor-led and run charity offering local, regional, national as well as international support around self-harm. Email


Beat act as a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35 years, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. It offers counselling, advice and information. You can chat online via their website or call 0800 58 58 58.

My CAMHS Choices

My CAMHS Choices is a website that provides necessary information required to help young people make meaningful choices about their care.


Childline provides help for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Call 0800 11 11.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Support help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning. Call 0808 808 1677.

Ditch the Label

Ditch The Label help young people navigate through issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out and building confidence and self-esteem.

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is the NHS led response to tackling mental health issues. It’s packed full of expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, to discover what works for you.


Galop support LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. Call 0800 999 5428. Email


Glow is a charity, support network and service partner working to ensure that everyone within the region has access to education and support that prevents and fights to end anyone feeling or being victim to an abusive relationship. Call 0330 0945 559.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter have been providing free, professional and specialist bereavement support services for over 15 years. Call 0808 802 0111.

Karma Nivarna

Karma Nivarna were established in 1993 as the first specialist charity for victims and survivors. They are committed to ending Honour Based Abuse in the UK. Call 0800 5999 247.


ManKind provides an information, support and signposting service to men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife, partner (including same-sex partner) or husband. Call 01823 334 244.


Mermaids has been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995. Call 0808 8010 400.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health issue. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Call 0300 123 3393. Email


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with experience of mental health issues.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline is a charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people in the UK.

National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a forum that provides support for individuals who self-harm, and for families and carers that may be affected by self-harm.


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Call 0808 801 0331.


NSPCC is the UK's leading children’s charity. Call 0800 1111.


Papyrus gives non-judgemental support, advice and information for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress. Call 0800 068 41 41, text 07860 039967 or email

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales is the charity working to end sexual violence and abuse. Live web chat available on their website.

Respect Men's Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen and believe you. The team are available to offer you non-judgmental support, practical advice and information. Call 0808 8010 327. Email


Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. Call 0808 2000 247.


Established in 1994, Safeline is a specialist charity that works to prevent sexual violence and abuse and support those affected to cope and recover. Call 0808 800 5005, text 07860 065187.


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. Call 116 123, email

Selfharm UK

Selfharm UK exist in order to support and nurture young people who may be experiencing difficulties with selfharm.

Self-injury Support

Self-injury Support - support for women and girls, resources and training for all.

Call 0808 800 8088


SOS Silence of Suicide

SOS Silence of Suicide was founded by Michael Mansfield QC and his wife Yvette Greenway-Mansfield, following personal experiences of loss by suicide. Their aims are simple – from the start, they realised the importance of communication, compassion and kindness to reduce shame, stigma and silence around mental health and suicide.

Call 0300 1020 505



Stonewall stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. Stonewall imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full.

Student Minds

Student Minds is a mental health charity that works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.

Staffordshire Women's Aid

Staffordshire Women’s Aid is a specialist service who have been providing Domestic and Sexual Violence Services since 1976. Call 0300 330 59 59.

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust is run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service. Live chat available on their website.

The Mix

The Mix offers online information as well as support to under 25's about anything that's troubling them.

Email support is available via their online contact form.

Free 1-2-1 webchat service and telephone helpline available 0808 808 4994. Phone lines are open from 4pm to 11pm, Monday-Wednesday. Please note that the phone service is closed Thursday-Sunday.

If you feel like you can’t cope or are worried about how you are feeling, you can contact the crisis messenger 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by texting THEMIX to 85258.

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is a team of highly-trained, female advisers.

Call 0808 2000 247

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK and has been providing infrastructure support to our members for the past 15 years. Call 08088 010818.

Women's Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Email or you can chat online via their website.

Winstons Wish

Winstons Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity and have been supporting grieving children and young people since 1992. Call 08088 020 021.

Young Minds

Young Minds provides information, advice and training for young people, parents, carers and professionals. Text YM to 85258.