Depression, anxiety, obsession and mental health

Rethink Mental Illness Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Depression Alliance Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
CALM CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Bipolar UK A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Samaritans Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Sane Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Mind Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
The Mental Health Foundation Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
YoungMinds Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
PAPYRUS Young suicide prevention society.

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

NSPCC Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Refuge Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous


Alzheimer’s Society


Cruse Bereavement Care

Crime VictimsFind your local helpline at:

Rape Crisis

Eating disorders


Learning disabilities

Mencap Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.


OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
OCD UK A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Panic and anxiety

No Panic Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.


Family Lives


Anxiety UK Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.