Resources and other support

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are a number of places you can turn to for help.
There are several organisations who provide support and advice for people who are either suffering or know someone with mental health issues. In addition to this, the NHS has an online guide for accessing mental health services through the NHS.

CVA sponsored zoom interactive activities for grandparents and children (date to be announced soon)

Counselling Directory

Waterloo Depression Self Help Group ( Monthly group meetings are currently about 10 people, aiming to offer understanding and encouragement and share experiences around depression or anxiety. Meetings are in the 1st Saturday of each month via Zoom from 2pm to 5pm.

Mind 0300 123 3393
Mental health charity for people to contact for support and information.

The Samaritans 116 123
Provides round the clock support for people to contact.

SANE 0300 304 7000
Mental health charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

Rethink 0300 5000 927
Largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services

CALM 0800 58 58 58
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide

Age Concern 0800 009966
Infoline on issues relating to older people

Anxiety UK 08444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy

Relate 0300 100 1234
Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support

Young Minds 020 7336 8445
Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person

Papyrus UK 0800 068 4141
A national charity working to prevent suicide among children and young people

Time to Change
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems – the website has lots of information on having conversations around mental health and ending stigma and discrimination around the subject.

  • Self-care tips for anxiety:
  • Support organisations for people living with anxiety:
  • Self-care tips for people living with depression:
  • Useful contacts for people living with depression:
  • Mind’s resources on coronavirus and wellbeing:


  • Welfare benefits: