Helpful Resources

The following is a selection of helpful resources available in the UK. There are a multitude of support available from various organisations and charities across the UK. Their availability may vary regionally.

Disclaimer: The inclusion in this list means in no way that I endorse, or are affiliated to any of the organisations, whereas the exclusion no way means I do not recommend an organisation you have found elsewhere. This is just a list I have collated here for your ease of reference and informational purposes only.

Chan- Dog excepts no responsibility for information or support received from external organisations.

If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis and needs urgent help please:

  • Ring 999 to contact the emergency services
  • Go to your nearest A&E department

If it is not an emergency, but you still need help:

  • Ring 111 for professional health advice, 24/7, 365 days a year for advice on where to access appropriate help.
  • Make an appointment with your GP.

Crisis support and helplines

The following provide crisis and emotional support for everyone.

The Samaritans  


Mental health information helplines

Mind Infoline

  • Tel: 0300 123 3393 (local call charges apply 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Text: 86463

Rethink Advice & Info Service

  • Tel: 0300 5000 927 (local call charges apply 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri)

Finding a therapist

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

Counselling Directory

General Mental Health

Action for Happiness  Committed to creating a happier more caring society.

Rethink Mental Illness


Together for Mental Wellbeing