Mental health charities


To help with the challenges we face in later life.

Web:   Tel (advice line): 0800 169 6565


Blind Veterans UK

Helping blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with expertise, experience and a full range of services.

Tel: 020 7723 5021

12-14 Harcourt Street,  London, W1H 4HD


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Through its work BACP ensures that it meets its remit of public protection whilst also developing and informing its members. It’s work with large and small organisations within the sector ranges from advising schools on how to set up a counselling service, assisting the NHS on service provision, working with voluntary agencies and supporting independent practitioners. BACP participates in the development of counselling and psychotherapy at an international level.



Carers UK

To help people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend.

Free membership.

Web:  Tel: 0808 808 7777 (open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 4pm) Email:


Centre for Mental Health

Information, focusing on criminal justice, employment, mental health at work, recovery and children, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.


Tel: 020 7827 8300    Email:


Combat Stress

The veterans’ mental health charity. Everything that we do is free of charge to the veteran.

Tel (24 hour helpline): 0800 138 1619    Email:

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey  KT22 0BX


Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news and events. 


Depression Alliance

Information and Support re depression.  Tel: 0845 123 2320       Web:


Local support groups

Andover: Meets first Thursday in each month, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Call/email for venue/more information. Tel (Barbara): 01264 332297   Email:

Odiham: Sunshine & Showers: Depression/Anxiety Support Groups (for Hart, Alton, Rushmoor, Basingstoke). Meet every Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.30pm and every Wednesday 1.00pm to 2.30pm. Small group sizes. Disabled access and free parking.  Tel (Megan at Hart Voluntary Action): 01252 815652 

E-mail:   Web:


Mental Health Foundation

Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, London SE1 2SX, United Kingdom

Tel:  020 7803 1101   Email:   Web:

Free guide: How to Talk to your GP about your Mental Health:



Advice & Information, Advocacy, Day trips, Drop in, Leisure & recreation, Wellbeing, Writing groups.

Corner House, 2 Courtney Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5HQ    Contact: Carlton Spears

Tel: 01483 766998   Email:    Web:

Opening hours: Monday to Friday. 9am - 5.30pm



Supports UK families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal illnesses.
Offers sufferers, their families and carers support and advice to help aid their recovery.

Web:  Tel (Help Line): 0843 28 98 401



Counselling, support and information for all relationships. 


Includes free Live Chat for Relationships, Family Support and Parents of Teenagers.

Also offers fee-based telephone or email counselling.

Tel: 0300 100 1234


Rethink Mental Illness

Tel (advice line): 0300 5000 927 Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm (NB. Not an emergency crisis line)



Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (UK, charges apply)   Email:    Web:



Tel (mental health help): 0845 767 8000 (SaneLine: 1pm to 11pm daily).    Web:

Free Mental Health Support Forum:


Teacher Support

Includes counselling and coaching by phone, 8am-8pm, 365 days of the year.

Tel: 08000 562 561   Web:



Information, Advice, Support, Housing assistance, Carer support, etc.

Web:     Tel: 020 7780 7300      Email:


Young Minds

Information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing:

Tel (Free Parents' Helpline): 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)


Chat online to a trained adviser (weekdays 11am to 1pm) via “chat online” link on:


United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our membership includes over 7,800 individual therapists and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations.


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