Free support resources for your mental health and wellbeing


This list of free support resources is checked and updated regularly by Team Joy. It covers the UK but we hope to include international resources soon! Please let us know about any resources that we could add or amend - by emailing us at:


Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Tel: 0844 4775 774
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Anxiety UK
UK charity aiming to promote the relief and rehabilitation of people suffering with anxiety disorders through information and provision of self-help services. Tel: 0844 4775 774
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Beat (eating disorders)
UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.  Tel: 0800 917 7650
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Depression Alliance
UK charity for people affected by depression, offering help to people with depression, run by sufferers themselves.
Tel: 020 7633 0557
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MIND Charity-founded supportive online community - a "safe place to listen, share and be heard".
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IGA (Institute of Group Analysis) Self-Referral Service (£££)
IGA therapists provide a range of clinical services including group and individual therapy, couple therapy, family therapy, supervision and work with organisations. Referrals can be made to IGA practitioners throughout the UK. Tel: 020 7431 2693. Email:
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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
NHS programme - self-refer for therapy for depression and anxiety disorders
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For those in a suicidal crisis, Maytree offers short-term accommodation with befriending in a confidential, supportive and non-medical environment. National service, with accommodation based in London. Tel: 020 7263 7070. Email:
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Mental health charity in England and Wales, working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. Tel: 0845 766 0163. Email:
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NHS 111
The NHS 111 service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers. Tel: 111
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Number 42 (£££)
We offer a full range of therapies to enable you to feel better, healthier and more balanced; whether managing current stresses or more long term problems. Tel: 0207 096 5001
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Professional Support Unit
Welcome to the London and South East Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education website, a supporting resource for doctors and dentists in postgraduate training programmes. An initiative of Health Education England working across London and South East. Email:
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The Samaritans
“Talk to us anytime you like, in your own way and off the record - about whatever's getting to you."
Tel: 08457 909090
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Whistleblowing Hotline for NHS staff
The Whistleblowing Helpline is a free-phone service for employees, and organisations working within the NHS and social care sector.
Tel: 0800 072 4725. Email:
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