Mental health organisations

Mental Health

Your Mental Health is a very important part of your overall well being.

Do you have any concerns for yourself or a loved one? If yes, you can use the self assessment tools here to assess your overall mood and look for signs of anxiety and depression. You can also create a Mind Plan to help maintain and improve your mental health and wellbeing.

In addition, you can access a directory of helpful Mental Health organisations.

NHS Mental Health information

Depression Self Assessment

Mood Self Assessment

Your Mind Plan

Where to get mental health help

Samaritans: Phone 116 123, 24 hours a day, or email, in confidence

Platform 1 men's community group: Support for issues including mental health problems and addiction recovery. Visit the website or call 01484 421143.

Andy's Man Club:

PAPYRUS: A voluntary organisation supporting suicidal teens and young adults. Phone 0800 068 4141

Mind: A charity offering support and advice for people with mental health problems.

Bullying UK: A website for both children and adults affected by bullying. Click here

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): For young men who are feeling unhappy. There's a website and a helpline: 0800 58 58 58

MindOut: Provide support and advice on mental health for members of LGBTQ communities. Phone 01273 234

ACT. Action Counters Terrorism
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Is someone close becoming a stranger? It can be hard to know what to do if you are worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent. Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won't be wasting our time and you won't ruin lives, but you might save them.

Helpline Telephone Number: 0800 011 3764

Association for Post Natal Illness
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Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness. Increase public awareness of the illness. Encourages research into its cause and nature

Telephone Number: 020 7386 0868

Birth Trauma Association
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The Birth Trauma Association is a charity which supports women who suffer birth trauma.

Breaking Bad News
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Practical advice for professionals and parents/carers on breaking bad news to those with intellectual disability

British Institute of Learning Disabilities
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The British Institute of Learning Disabilities is working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.

Telephone Number: 01562 723 010 Email Address:
Changes Health and Wellbeing
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12 Steps to mental health charity. This website is for those who wish to learn more about Changes user-led organisation and unique recovery service for those in mental distress. The aim of Changes service is to provide an opportunity for those suffering from mental distress to move from isolation, withdrawal and dependency to becoming active and contributing members of their immediate and wider community.

Telephone Number: 01782 411 433 Email

Combat Stress
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Combat Stress is the UK's leading mental health charity for veterans. They provide free specialised clinical treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions. Combat Stress has a strategic partnership with the MOD and the Department of Health.

Helpline Telephone Number: 0800 138 1619

Every Mind Matters
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Looking after your mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Families Under Pressure
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Don't let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.
Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent
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Healthy Minds Stoke-on-Trent is a service for any person 18 years and over experiencing anxiety, depression or stress.

Telephone Number: 0300 123 0907

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Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. On Kooth you can: Chat to our friendly counsellors, Read articles written by young people, Get support from the Kooth community and Write in a daily journal.


Mencap provides a variety of services for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. This includes support with housing, education, employment and leisure activities.

Helpline Telephone Number: 0808 808 1111 Email Address:

Mood Gym
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Moodgym is like an interactive self help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

North Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline

Telephone helpline to provide support, information and advice to adults in Staffordshire with Mental Health concerns.

Helpline Telephone Number: 0808 800 2234
PANDAS Foundation

PANDAS Foundation gives support to people coping with pre- and postnatal mental illnesses, as well as their families, friends and carers

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Rethink are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether they have a condition themselves, care for others who do, or are professionals or volunteers working in the mental health field.

Telephone Number: 0121 522 7007 Helpline Telephone Number: 0300 5000 927 (open 10am to 2pm, Mon to Fri)

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SANELINE was established in 1992 as the first national out-of-hours telephone helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. The service is open from 12 noon until 2am and receives tens of thousands of calls every year from service users, family members, carers and health professionals.

Telephone Number: 01625 429 050 Helpline Telephone Number: 0845 767 8000 (Midday – 2am, 7 Days) Email Address:

Teapot Trust
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Teapot Trust is at the forefront of mental health support for children, young people and their families who are suffering the impact of any chronic or long term condition, including 'hidden' health conditions, e.g. arthritis, diabetes, lupus, cystic fibrosis, and many more.

Telephone Number: 0131 273 4340 Email Address:

The Samaritans
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The Samaritans is a registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing; and that increases public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.

Telephone Number: 116 123 Email Address:

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Togetherall is aimed at the sixteen plus age group and will help to bridge between youth and adult services with appropriate mental well being support. Trained and accredited professionals are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, to support community members and there is a choice of safe therapeutic services including courses, self-assessments and wellbeing resources to improve your mental health.

With You
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With You is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

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YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. They provide :-
(1) Free, confidential information and advice for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
(2) Leaflets and booklets help young people, parents and professionals to understand when a young person feels troubled and where to find help.
(3) Seminars and training increase professional understanding of children's mental health and improve joint working based on good practice and research.

Telephone Number: 020 7089 5050 Helpline Telephone Number: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm) Email Address: