UK-Wide Charities and Organisations

Sirius Project has made up a list of organizations and charities that provide help to people suffering from mental health problems.

General Mental Health

  • Get Connected – Free help online for young people under 25;
  • Mind – Charity organization that provides information and advice on mental health issues;
  • Rethink – Project that provides advocacy, carer support services, and also has a national phone advice line;
  • SLaM National Services – Organization that provides specialist inpatient and outpatient mental health services;
  • WPF Therapy – Charity organization that provides counselling;
  • Youth Access – Free counselling, information and advice services for young people.

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Support for people who want to quit drinking;
  • FRANK – Provides information about drug use;
  • Narcotics Anonymous – Support groups for addicts who have the desire to stop using narcotics.

Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety UK – Provides a range of services that can help cope with your anxiety;
  • OCD Action – Charity organization that helps cope with your obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Autism

  • National Autistic Society – Charity for people with autism. Provides information, support and services.

Carers

  • Al-Anon – Support groups for anyone whose life is affected by someone else’s alcohol abuse;
  • Carers UK – Provides help and support for carers.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

  • Association for Post-Natal Illness – Provides support and information for people with postnatal depression and related problems;
  • Depression Alliance – Support and help for those who suffer from depression;
  • MDF The Bipolar Organisation – Support groups, support, help and information;
  • SADA – Support, help and information for people having a seasonal affective disorder.

Eating Disorders

  • Beat – Charity which provides information and support for people with an eating disorder;
  • Overeaters Anonymous – Support for people who want to stop compulsive overeating, anorexia or bulimia.

Personality Disorders

  • Emergence – Organisation supporting people with personality disorder.

Relationships and Bereavement

  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Provides a helpline and face-to-face support;
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland – Provides a helpline and face-to-face support;
  • Relate – Provides relationship counseling, sex therapy, mediation, face-to-face support, support by phone, support online.

Self-Harm

  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women – Organisation supporting women having emotional distress, particularly those who self-harm. Support groups and services;
  • British Red Cross Skin Camouflage Service – Free matching service for skin camouflage creams. GP referral needed;
  • National Self-Harm Network – Support, advice and advocacy services to people who self-harm or their close people;
  • SASH – Support for survivors of abuse and self-injury;
  • SLaM Self-Harm Service (formerly Crisis Recovery Unit) – Service for people who self-harm.

Trauma, Abuse and Dissociation

  • First Person Plural – Support for survivors of dissociative identity disorder. Information and support groups;
  • NAPAC: The National Association for People Abused in Childhood – Helpline and details of organizations for survivors;
  • Rape Crisis – Free help and support for women who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline and rape crisis centers;
  • SASH – Support for survivors of abuse and self-harm.