Links and suggestions for people dealing with mental health issues based on my own experiences.
Please note: I will try my best to keep these resources up to date but please let me know if a link or phone number does not work.
Blurt have a podcast on strategies and resources to look after your mental health. They also have a Facebook peer support group.
A new feature on Blurt is the Buddy box. You can send a monthly themed support package to a friend to show your support for them as they deal with a mental health condition.
Get Connected provides free, confidential support for under 25’s. You can contact them with any issue and they will help you work out your options and access further support.
Through the website you can contact them via web chat or email. You can also download the free app.
Grassroots Suicide Prevention
Grassroots supports communities to prevent suicide through training courses for professionals and community members. They are based in Brighton but provide training around the UK.
There are lots of suicide prevention and LGBT resources on their website and you can download their award winning, free Stay Alive app.
Mind have information pages about a huge variety of topics that can help you understand about mental health conditions, symptoms, treatments and more.
Local Minds can offer more services including things like peer support and advocacy. You can find your local Mind on the website above.
Samaritans offer a 24/7 service for you to talk through anything you need to:
Call: 08457 90 90 90
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (I found this really useful as I struggle to speak out loud when I’m upset)
Or use the website to find your local drop in centre.
You can contact Sane for support by signing up for Textcare support, joining the online support forum or:
Call: 0300 304 7000
Sane also campaign with their well-known Black Dog Tribe.
The Recovery Bag Project
This project is run by a young lady called Polly who has used her own experience to help others. Bags with products to help you relax, treat and distract yourself care sent out for free to anyone who requests one. Polly funds the project through her own efforts so visit the page if you are able to donate at all please visit the page.
Visit the website for information on a variety of conditions. If you are worried about the mental health of a young person you can ring their helpline:
Call: 0808 802 5544