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What Are MPs Doing To Support Mental Health?

Ep. 105

We met with our local MP, Mike Wood and talked about mental health and discussed how we can improve our services and what we are doing well.


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Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.


Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)


Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk


Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.


Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk


CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.


Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


Website: www.thecalmzone.net


Men's Health Forum

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


Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk


Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.


Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk


Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.


Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)


Website: www.mind.org.uk


No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.


Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge


Website: www.nopanic.org.uk


OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.


Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge


Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk


OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.


Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)


Website: www.ocduk.org


PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.


Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)


Website: www.papyrus-uk.org


Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.


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


Website: www.rethink.org


Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.


Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)


Website: www.samaritans.org.uk


SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 


Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare


Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum


Website: www.sane.org.uk/support


YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.


Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)


Website: www.youngminds.org.uk