Help and Support

 

The following organisations exist to provide emotional, practical and, in some cases financial support to all those whose mental health and wellbeing are under threat:

 

Events and entertainment industry-specific bodies

Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity

Backup provides financial assistance to members of the entertainment industry and their families in emergency situations.

https://www.backuptech.uk/

 

MusicSupport.org

Our mission at Music Support is to make sure that nobody in the UK music industry is left to suffer alone with mental or emotional health issues or addiction.

0800 0306789

Website: https://www.musicsupport.org/

 

Production Services Association & Stagehand

If disaster should strike - in particular, an injury or illness that prevents you working or forces an unplanned change of career - it’s good to know that emergency help may be at hand.

https://www.psa.org.uk/pages/about-welfare-and-benevolent-fund

 

Stress Matters 

Phone: 07481 362 111 Call or SMS us today. Open, 8am until 8pm. 

Our confidential support line for all #eventprofs

THE EVENT INDUSTRY HAS BEEN BADLY AFFECTED BY RECENT NEWS. LET’S TALK

https://www.stressmatters.org.uk/

https://mailchi.mp/c621863f8ef6/nutrition-for-mental-health-4012137?e=b78df6b108

 

Public helplines

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

 

Business debtline

0800 197 6026

www.businessdebtline.org

 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Citizens Advice Bureau

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Adviceline: 03444 111 444

Text relay: 03444 111 445

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

 

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/mindfulness/mindfulness-exercises-tips/

  

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

Website: www.ukna.org

 

National Debtline

0808 808 4000 

https://www.nationaldebtline.org

 

National Gambling Helpline

Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

Website: www.begambleaware.org

 

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

 

NSPCC

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

 

OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

 

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Website: www.ocduk.org

 

Papyrus

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

 

Rape Crisis

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

  

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

 

Relate

The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

Website: www.relate.org.uk

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org

 

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness,
their families and carers. 

SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: 
www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

 

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.victimsupport.org

 

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

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