National Mental Health Helplines
To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can:
📱 call 116 123 (free from any phone),
📧 email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
🚗 visit some branches in person (www.samaritans.org/branches).
You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can:
💻 visit their website https://www.sane.org.uk/ .
Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. You can:
💻 visit their website: https://www.spbristol.org/NSPHUK.
📱 call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk,
💬 you could try the CALM webchat service if you prefer not to speak on the phone, or
If you’re under 25, you can:
📱 call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (3pm–midnight every day),
📧 request support by email using this form on The Mix website,
💬 use their crisis text messenger service, or
💻 visit their website: https://www.themix.org.uk/mental-health.
If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can:
📧 email email@example.com,
💬 text 07786 209 697, or
💻 visit their website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ .
National Autism Charities & Support
📱 call the helpline on 08088 004104,
📧 email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
NAS also have a forum: https://community.autism.org.uk/.
UK’s national autism research charity, focusing on giving autistic people the opportunity to live long, happy, healthy lives. You can:
📱 call 02038 574340,
📧 email email@example.com, or
💻 visit their website: https://www.autistica.org.uk/about-us/about-us.
Search for services UK wide. You can:
💻 visit The Autism Directory website: https://www.theautismdirectory.com/.
Find out about the experience of life on the autism spectrum, by listening to people share their personal stories on film, including topics such as communication, interests, relationships, and employment. You can:
💻 visit the Life on the Autism Spectrum website: https://healthtalk.org/life-autism-spectrum/overview.
💻 visit the Autism discussion forum: https://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/.
💻 visit the Health Unlocked Autism Support forum: https://healthunlocked.com/autism-support.
💻 visit the Wrong Planet discussion forum: https://wrongplanet.net/.