Useful charities

Support can come in a range of different forms, from chatting to a friend to calling a helpline. Whatever you're struggling with, know there are a range of options to find the help you need. Here is more information about some mental health-related charities you may find useful.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The BACP is a large organisation that many counsellors around the UK are registered with. They're not only a charity but also an accrediting body that sets certain standards and a code of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers free, confidential and impartial advice to help people resolve financial, legal and other personal matters from thousands of locations throughout the UK.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse is the UK's leading bereavement charity, dedicated to helping people through one of the most painful times in life. They have more than 80 local branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which are staffed by volunteers.


Mind is the leading mental health charity in the country with over 100 local Minds across England and Wales. For 70 years, they’ve provided a national voice and local support for anybody experiencing a mental health problem.


Relate is a charity and the UK's largest provider of relationship support. They offer a variety of counselling services for individuals, couples and families, accessible over the phone, online as well as face-to-face via their centres.


Samaritans are a charity available 24 hours a day offering a confidential listening service to anyone in distress. They also work to raise awareness of issues related to mental health conditions such as suicide and depression.

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