Today marks World Mental Health Day. So, rather than posting a simple quote or meme, we wanted to share some helpful free resources on offer to anyone struggling with their mental health.
Earlier this year, data from the Office for National Statistics found that depression rates have doubled since the pandemic began. The same data revealed that those in more precarious economic positions or burdened by existing inequalities – young people, women, clinically vulnerable adults, disabled people and those living in the most deprived areas of England – have been disproportionately affected.
Despite increasing rates of depression, the same data suggested that mental health care is in decline. (Health.org.uk)
We’re big believers that everyone should have access to mental health resources and a safe space, no matter the circumstances.
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Samaritans provide confidential, emotional support for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including suicidal thoughts.
The Mix offers support and information to people aged 13-24 on a range of mental health problems via phone, email, webchat, peer-to-peer and counselling services.
11am-11pm free helpline: 0808 808 4994
Crisis Support: Text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first round-the-clock text service which is free on all major mobile networks for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
The Infoline offers information on mental health problems, including where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 partners to provide local mental health services in the UK.
Saneline is a national mental health helpline offering support and information to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
4:30pm-10:30pm helpline: 0300 304 7000