Useful contacts for tips and treatment of depression, and guidance for friends and family.


Anxiety UK

Advice and support for people living with anxiety.

03444 775 774 (helpline) 

07537 416 905 (text)

Big White Wall

Online mental health community. Free in some areas through your GP, employer or university.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including a web chat.

0800 58 58 58

Cruse Bereavement Care

Information and support after a bereavement.

0808 808 1677

Depression UK

Depression self-help organisation made up of individuals and local groups.


Lists UK volunteering opportunities.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.

0808 801 0331

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.


Provides information, support and classes for parents.

0300 330 0700


Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.



Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them.

0800 068 41 41

07786 209697 (text)

Rehab 4 Addiction

Advice on lifestyle changes, and therapy or treatment options, to combat depression.



Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk.

116 123 (freephone)

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA


Offers emotional support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems.

0300 304 7000

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Provides online register of psychotherapists offering different talking treatments privately.