Support and advice services for individuals

Mind (Infoline)

Confidential advice, support and representation for anybody in England and Wales experiencing mental health difficulties, or for anybody supporting somebody with a mental health problem. There are lots of useful tips and information available on their website.
Helpline: 0300 123 3393


24-hour support service for anybody experiencing feelings of distress, anxiety or despair, or to simply talk through something that is troubling you.
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Address: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA

The New Bridge Foundation Befriending Service

This service connects prisoners with volunteers in the community who will write to them and visit them in prison. If you know somebody who is feeling lonely, cut off, angry or depressed and would like someone to lend a friendly ear, contact the New Bridge Foundation.
Tel: 020 8671 3856
Address: New Bridge Foundation, 1a Elm Park, London SW2 2TX

The Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health (NIAMH)

Support services available include supported housing, day support, advocacy services and therapeutic environments for people with experience of mental illness.
Tel: 028 9032 8474
Address: 80 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HE

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Provides community based support services for people across Scotland with mental health problems.
Tel: 0141 530 1000

SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA offers practical, emotional and financial support to meet individual needs through their network of trained volunteers and professional staff, to veterans, serving personnel, reserves and their families.  SSAFA also offers a range of support services for those that find themselves in the criminal justice system. They have specialist caseworkers that work across the sector, in prisons, immigration removal centres and within probation. If you need help and assistance call Forcesline, their free and confidential helpline.
Tel: 0800 731 4880
Lines open 9.00 to 17.30 weekdays
Email: visit and complete their online email form