If you live outside of Birmingham and you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer you expert advice:
For general information, support and advice
Phone: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Online counselling directory for anyone seeking counselling services.
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
MindOut (LGBTQ mental health service based in Brighton)
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
The Waiting Room
Provides online and up to date information for all Health & Wellbeing services across Birmingham.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)