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Kind on Mind cannot give advice about individual queries or offer any mental health support but we can point you in the right direction!

NHS mental health services

In the case of an emergency please dial 999.

For non emergency mental health services please find information, advice and local services on the NHS website.


You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.


Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.


Give Us A Shout is a crisis text line which is a free, confidential and 24 hour service.


Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).


A helpline for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

5pm to midnight, every day of the year


LGBTQ+ Foundation


A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Their HopelineUK service is open 9am - midnight every day of the year (including weekends and bank holidays).

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Mindline Trans+ is a confidential listening service for people who identify ​as trans, agender, genderfluid, and/or non-binary.


Mindline Trans+ is run by trans, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ people, and trans allies. The helpline is co-run by local mental health charities Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset. 

More information about Mindline Trans+ can be found at:


Working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and recover a better quality of life. Rethink Mental Illness provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)


SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

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The Mix is for people under the age of 25 and is here to take on the things that we find embarrassing, answer weird questions, and hear the please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that we have.

  • They offer a free & confidential helpline available 365 days a year via phone, email or webchat

  • They also have discussion boards and live chat

  • Helpline number: 0808 808 4994

  • Website: 


  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)

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