BITC Self Help Resources

The following list of helpful resources and organisations is intended to be a useful guide for information purposes only. It is taken from the MHFA England manual.

Crisis support and help lines

If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis and needs medical help fast:

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

 if it is not a medical emergency but you still need urgent help:

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

Crisis & Emotional Support

The following helplines provide emotional and crisis support for everyone affected by mental ill health.

Mental Health

The following helplines provide advice and information on mental health, but cannot provide emotional or crisis support

Teen Mental Health –
A Guide for Parents

The following helplines provide advice and information on mental health, but cannot provide emotional or crisis support

Finding A Therapist

Counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists are listed in phonebooks and online. The following organisations also have searchable national lists of therapists

Addiction & Substance Misuse

alcohol, drugs and gambling

Bereavement

Bi-Polar Disorder

Anxiety

Creativity & Mental Health

Armed Forces

Debt Management

Depression

Eating Disorders

Crime Victims