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Below is a list of places that might be able to help....   

The NHS offer free psychological therapy service which is accessible via self referral:   

ANDYSMANCLUB: ANDYSMANCLUB are a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. We want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation. #ITSOKAYTOTALK

Blue Cross Pet bereavement and pet loss: Lives are transformed by the love and companionship pets bring. So, saying goodbye to one – whether due to death or separation – is always sad, difficult and often traumatic. It affects people in many ways.  But, remember, you are not alone. If you are grieving for a pet, or facing loss, our free and confidential Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS) is here for you by phone, email or webchat.

Breathing Space: (Scotland): Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen. Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am.  Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am - Need help now? Call free on 0800 83 85 87

CALM: The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. You can talk to CALM about anything. Call the CALM helpline on 0800 58 58 58 or use their webchat here.  The helpline and webchat are both open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.

Childline: You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Call us on 0800 1111 or chat to us online. (for anyone up to the age of 19).  When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.
You can also send us an email from your locker. We’ll try to answer this within a day, but sometimes it can take a little longer. Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you can talk to us any time. But we might not be able to talk for as long when it’s after midnight.

Giveusashout: Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text us from wherever you are in the UK. If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night. If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help.

Headspace: Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.
They have now extended their free offer and are offering free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address until 31 March 2024.

Hearing Voices: To anyone who experiences voices, visions or other unusual perceptions, or who knows someone else who does, the Hearing Voices Network is run by people who share this experience.

HOPELINE247: For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and/or For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.  If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice.

Hub Of Hope: Find Mental Health Support in, and around, your area. The Hub of Hope website has a postcode search that you can use to find local services.

Incourage: Men work, gather, play and live in a variety of places and spaces. We want to ensure that these spaces are safe, supportive and serve the wellbeing of each man.

Mind: Mind offer an information line to answer questions about: types of mental health problem, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments, advocacy. Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Recovery College: Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people who might be struggling with mental health issues, families, friends, mental health workers and anyone else who might be interested.

The Samaritans: Call us any time, day or night - Whatever you're going through, you can call us any time, from any phone for FREE. Call 116 123

Young Minds: We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.  We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation that supports anyone with anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or other anxiety-related disorders. 03444 775 774 or text 07537 416 905

Ditch The Label helps young people navigate issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out, and building confidence and self-esteem.