Who to contact if you are struggling with your mental health

For Mental Health Awareness week, we want to ensure that you know where to reach out to if you are struggling. Friends and family can be incredibly important for offering up support, but if you feel like you need professional advice, or you know someone who does, take a look at the list of helplines and websites below.

Mental health helplines and resources

  • Anxiety UK- this charity helpline offers support if you have been diagnosed with anxiety Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)
  • MIND- A mental health awareness and support charity set up to help those in need. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
  • Samaritans- Call this helpline for confidential support if you are experiencing feelings of distress. Phone: 116 123 (free and available 24 hours a day)

Head to the official NHS website for more information and support lines for anxiety, bipolar, stress support, easting disorders, OCD and other mental health conditions.

Mental health support during lockdown

We have also teamed up with Every Mind Matters to bring you the Coronavirus mental wellbeing support plan. There are things we can all do to help look after our mental wellbeing during this challenging time. For some easy tips on making lockdown more manageable, visit the #EveryMindMatters website to get support and create your own Mind Plan today,

Remember to reach out to friends, family and the vulnerable. If you are struggling, it all starts with talking. Whether you ring an official helpline or talk to your mum, anything can help. Don’t be going through this alone.

Love, Team Missguided.

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