Mental Health helplines & online resources
Make a Difference
That’s us: A community mental health charity and wellbeing hub based in Tavistock, Devon. We’re here to provide friendship, support and a listening ear, as well as support and advice to help you with the practical side of life, when you are living with a mental illness.
Devon Recovery Learning Community
A resource provided by the Devon NHS Trust that provides information and courses to help you better understand and cope with a mental illness, and find creative and inspiring ways to cope, heal and achieve personal growth.
Among its resources are online courses and YouTube tutorials to support you through lockdown.
This is free-to join online support community, which you can access via your computer or smartphone. It provides chat rooms and forums to talk with other people about how you're feeling. It aims to help you feel less alone in your mental health, by connecting with other people who identify with what you're going through.
Clic is supported by trained staff and volunteers to help keep you safe and is part of national charity Mental Health UK.
Mental health and money advice
This website has lots of useful free tools and information if you're facing money issues. from managing your money and bills, to finding out about working or welfare benefits claims, and how to seek help if you are struggling with debt.
Helpful features also include a section on accessing social and private mental health care and services,
A secure and confidential online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program, to help you cope with the symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Emotional support, information and guidance for people with a mental illness, their families and carers. This charity offers support over-the-phone, text or email and email support from 4.30pm to 10.30pm every day. There's also an online forum where you can chat with people who are supporting each other in their mental health.
Since lockdown, the SANEline helpline has been replaced by a callback service. Call and leave a message, giving your first name and a contact number. It aims for one of its mental health professionals or a trained volunteer to call you back as soon as possible.
SANEline: 07984 967 708 (4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Text SHOUT to 85258 to access this free and confidential mental health support service at any time of night or day. Give Us a Shout's trained volunteers offer support if you are struggling to cope with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bullying and panic attacks. This charity aims to respond as quickly as possible to your text and to get a supportive conversation going, when you need help.
Adjusting to civilian life after service in the Armed Forces may mean that you could benefit from support with your mental wellbeing, physical recuperation, career opportunities, housing, or financial health.
There are many UK-based charities that provide Armed Forces veterans with support, advice and help.
Lily Jones, the granddaughter of a veteran, has compiled a comprehensive directory, with details and links to a host of charities and organisations with a mission to support ex-service men and women through the challenges they may face.