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, peer 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.

During lockdown, you can contact us on 07492 393 616 or via email at

Anxiety UK

A charity providing support for people diagnosed with an anxiety-related condition.

Helpline: 03444 775 774


Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder. It has an e-community you can register to join, for peer-to-peer support.



The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity with a focus on suicide prevention and support for men who are struggling with their mental health. It offers a helpline or webchat option from 5pm to midnight every day.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58


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.


Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.


Mental Health Foundation

Information and support for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities.



Provides information about mental health conditions, with an information line providing advice on the steps you can take to seek help.



A secure and confidential online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program, to help you cope with the symptoms of anxiety or depression.

As a mental health support charity, Make a Difference can provide you with a code to subscribe to Moodgym for free. Contact us on  07942 393616 or message us via email.


No Panic

A mental health charity with online resources including recorded messages to talk you through and help you cope, during a panic attack.


OCD Action

Online information, resources and a confidential weekday helpline to help you cope with OCD. Calls to its helpline cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's access charge.

Helpline:  0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). 


Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice about practical day-to-day living issues, from benefits to care and medication, for people living with a mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)



A free helpline available 24-7 offering confidential support to anyone in distress.

Phone: 116 123 



Emotional support, information and guidance for people with a mental illness, their families and carers.  This charity offers a helpline, text care (sending supportive messages) and online forum.

During lockdown, the Saneline number below has been replaced by a callback service. You can leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of its professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as possible.


SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)


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.