If you’re worried about your physical or mental health, speak to your doctor as soon as possible. If you are in need of urgent medical assistance please call 999, or 111 if you’re concerned for you’re well-being.

This page contains some links for the U.K. which may be useful; if you’re outside of the U.K. you may find equivalents in your area. This is not an exhaustive list, and a link doesn’t mean we endorse the content, just that you may find it useful:

If you’re struggling with your mental health, and need someone to talk to, remember Samaritans: are available 24/7 on 116 123 –

Search local Crisis Support 

How to help someone you’re worried about – article

Victim Services during Coronavirus 

Domestic Abuse: Government Guidance During Coronavirus

Safety advice for survivors of domestic abuse during COVID-19 (Womens Aid)>

Talking to Young People about Coronavirus via Young Minds >

Trouble Accessing Your GP


Visiting the doctor in difficult times (article)

For latest public information on COVID-19 click here  For help with anxiety connected to hand hygiene click here (NHS page on OCD)

Mental Health

If you’re worried about a young person:

Papyrus: (preventing suicide in young people) 0800 068 41 41

Young Minds:

Powher provide an advocacy service particularly around mental health and work.

Help for those who recognise the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.  Contains a perinatal OCD information leaflet.

Combat Stress (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity): 0800 138 1619

Mind information leaflets on different types of mental health condition:

MindOut – the UK-wide dedicated LGBT mental health charity.

Heads Together’s Tips for Talking:

“Finding the words to ask for help” video by Mind

Autism Awareness

Eating Disorders – Beat Eating Disorders 

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Mind Leaflet

Pregnancy Mental Health 

Maternity Action is a UK charity committed to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children.

Refuge – Information about Pregnancy and Domestic Abuse

Talk Mum – A community for Mums and Mums to Be

Elaine Hanzak is a speaker and author of two books around post-natal depression.

Raising awareness of post-natal depression The Joanne (Joe) Bingley Memorial Foundation

Tommy’s Premature Baby Charity Tommy’s

Frequently Asked Questions:

NHS Choices – pregnancy and mental health:

NHS Choices – post-natal depression:

Mind information leaflet:

Calm Zone (specifically for men):

Financial or Legal

Citizens Advice


National Bereavement Partnership ; The National Bereavement Partnership COVID-19 Hub provides a platform for associated practical advice services, support assistance and information to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

At a Loss

Cruse Bereavement Care

National Bereavement Service includes guides on Registering a Death and Coroner’s Inquests

Bereavement Advice – practical matters after the death of a loved one

SUDDEN for people who have been bereaved suddenly or too soon

Suicide Bereavement 

Chums (for children)

Dying Matters 

Milton Keynes Bereavement Service

Child Bereavement UK

SOBS (for those bereaved by suicide)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society 

Miscarriage Association

National Homicide Service (Bereaved Families affected by Homicide)

21 Things You Might Need to Do When Someone Dies (UK Care Guide)

Blue Cross Pet Bereavement

The Good Grief Trust

Domestic Abuse

National DA Helpline (24hrs) – 0808 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 8010327


Mankind Initiative


National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline (run by Galop) Check website for opening hours 0300 999 5428

Choose to Stop – Help for Those Who Harm – Respect PhoneLine

Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault

Rape Crisis U.K – the Rape Crisis national freephone helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the year)

Survivors U.K. – Male Rape and Abuse 

Male Survivors Helpline 

The National Stalking Helpline – 0808 802 0300

Relationship counselling

Responding with empathy:

This is not an exhaustive list. Remember, always speak to your doctor or midwife, if you have concerns about your mental or physical health. Links to sites or services doesn’t mean we endorse their content, just that the information may be of interest.

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