Further Resources

Below are a number of agencies and organisations that may be of interest to you, or that you may find support in contacting.

If you are in a crisis or need immediate help, please contact your doctor, ring 999 (UK) or visit your nearest A&E where you can be assessed and supported by the mental health team.

Samaritans: Freephone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org
Offers 24/7 confidential, emotional support from trained listeners. You can also visit them face-to-face at your local branch: http://www.samaritans.org/branches

Shout: Emotional support helpline, available 24/7 by text message (text 85258 for free) https://giveusashout.org/

Carers UK: 0808 808 7777 or visit http://www.carersuk.org for more information.
Offers information, advice and support for carers

Quitza: Visit and join for free https://quitza.com/forum
An online community for ex-smokers and people trying to quit, with an emphasis on social/community support

Citizens Advice Bureau: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm
“We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice”

Have I Got a Problem: Visit http://www.haveigotaproblem.com/
Free resource for mental health and addiction issues, including free online support

Cruse Bereavement Care: 0844 477 9400 or email helpline@cruse.org.uk
Specialist bereavement support and counselling. Visit their website to find your local branch: http://www.cruse.org.uk/cruse-areas-and-branches

Worcestershire Early Intervention Service: visit http://www.hacw.nhs.uk/service-directory/adult-mental-health/worcestershire-early-intervention-service for more information
Addresses the needs of young people (aged 14-35) with a first episode of psychosis or of bipolar disorder (specifically bipolar l). Lots of information on their website. Self-referrals accepted.

Mind, The Mental Health Charity: visit http://mind.org.uk/ for more information
Offers information, advice and support for anyone affected by mental health concerns.

Stroke Association: 0303 3033 100 or visit http://www.stroke.org.uk for more information
Offers information, advice and support for anyone affected by stroke.