World Mental Health Day 2016

10 to 15 women out of every 100 who have a baby will be affected by Postnatal Depression. One in every 25 soldiers report symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following service. Approximately 741,504 men, women and children in the UK are living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at any one time. Just under 10% of the British population are dealing with depression right now; one in four in the entire world. Between 1 million and 11 million people in the UK have some form of dissociative disorder. A quarter of all of the population of Britain will experience a mental health problem every single year.

Do you still think World Mental Health Day is not for you?

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress. Please use this list of resources, collected by the writers at She Might Be, if you or anybody you know are struggling. And please – if you can’t talk to anybody else, talk to us! The stigma surrounding mental health problems will not end until we stand up and talk.

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OBSESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH

RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
Website: www.rethink.org

DEPRESSION ALLIANCE

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
Website: www.depressionalliance.org

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

BIPOLAR UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL

Helping you to help yourself.
Website: www.llttf.com/

SAMARITANS

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk
Website: www.sane.org.uk

MIND

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Website: www.mind.org.uk

THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

YOUNGMINDS

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

MOODSCOPE

An active way to track and potentially improve your mental health.
Website: www.moodscope.com/

ABUSE (CHILD, SEXUAL, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

NSPCC

Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

REFUGE

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.refuge.org.uk

WOMEN’S AID

Confidential support for women who are looking for guidance when facing abuse.
Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

ADDICTION (DRUGS, ALCOHOL, GAMBLING)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily until midnight)
Website: www.ukna.org

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

ALZHEIMER’S 

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Weekends, 10am-4pm)
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

BEREAVEMENT

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE

Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

CRIME VICTIMS 

Find your local helpline at:

RAPE CRISIS

Phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-9.30pm)
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

VICTIM SUPPORT

Phone: 0845 30 30 900 (Mon-Fri, 9am-8pm. Weekends, 9am-7pm)
Website: www.victimsupport.org

EATING DISORDERS

BEAT

Phone: 0845 634 1414 (Mon-Thurs, 1.30pm-4.30pm)
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

LEARNING DISABILITIES

MENCAP

Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (for information on their services)
Website: www.mencap.org.uk

OBSESSIONS

OCD (OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER) ACTION

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Website: www.ocduk.org

PANIC AND ANXIETY 

NO PANIC

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0800 138 8889 (daily, 10am-10pm)
Website: http://www.nopanic.org.uk

NO MORE PANIC

Provides valuable information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). You should use the website information, Message Forum and Chat room alongside any care you are currently receiving from your physician.Website:http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/

PARENTING

FAMILY LIVES

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (daily, 7am-midnight)
Website: www.familylives.org.uk

RAINBOW TRUST

Practical support for families who are coping with a seriously ill child.
www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/

PHOBIAS

ANXIETY UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

RELATIONSHIPS

RELATE

Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)
Website: www.relate.org.uk

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A history graduate with a passion for home education, plus size politics and mental health. I'm not serious all the time, I swear.
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