Who Can You Talk To?Posted: 6 May 2020
Knowing where to turn can be difficult during this time, particularly during periods of isolation. Many mental health services are experiencing extra strain and this means that some of you are facing extended time on a waiting list. To help you find someone to talk to in the here and now, we’ve put together a list of services that are here for you.
- Virusanxiety.com is a Coronavirus anxiety hub which provides an abundance of resources from free meditations, through to how to manage financial anxiety and isolation – https://www.virusanxiety.com
- For young people who need assistance, Childline offers online live chats or advice over the phone. During the Pandemic, their hours are 9 am till midnight every day – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/
- Mental Health Matters provides numbers for different counties in the UK. They also offer a live chat service if you prefer talking online to speaking over the phone – https://www.mhm.org.uk/helpline-webchat
- If you’re in crisis or need to support someone close to you, you can call, email, or text SANEline. Due to the Pandemic, they are running a condensed version of their service – http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline
- If you’re under the age of 35, Papyrus UK offers a service for those experiencing suicidal thoughts or know someone that is – https://papyrus-uk.org/
- Befrienders Worldwide can help you find the service you need and addresses a range of issues to help you find what’s right for you – https://www.befrienders.org/need-to-talk
- MIND UK has an information line that can help guide you to the service that you need – https://www.mind.org.uk/
- For those who need immediate help in a crisis, a new service called Shout is offering a 24/7 text service to help anyone in need – https://www.giveusashout.org/
- For the US equivalent to Shout, check out the Crisis Text Line – https://www.crisistextline.org/
- Mental Health America offers a helpline to get you in touch with the service you need – https://www.mhanational.org/get-involved/contact-us
- NAMI has a helpline and text service to help those in crisis. Their website also offers information on finding the right help for you – https://www.nami.org/Home
- Samaritans America offers similar services to those in the UK with a 24-hour crisis hotline – https://samaritansnyc.org/24-hour-crisis-hotline/
For even more available support and contact details in your territory, visit our Find Help page.