Mental Health

Below is a list of different organisations with a special interest in emotional & mental health and well-being, and sources of information on a variety of therapies available in the UK.

Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

CBT helps to explore the links between our thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and to develop positive coping strategies. CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), but there is a major shortage of therapists, and long waiting lists on the NHS, so many people seeking help do not get access to CBT when they need it most (and when it could be most effective).
Online CBT programmes have been developed recently and have shown to be promising in helping people to help themselves with the aid of modern technology.  You can access the following programmes that are based on the principles of CBT, free of charge:

Living Life to The Full

Mood Gym

Feel Better


Depression Alliance Tel: 0845 123 2320

Aware - Advice and information for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing depression. 10 Clarendon Street, Derry, BT48 7ET, Tel: 028 7126 0602.

Beyond Blue - The national Australian depression initiative.

Clinical Depression - Information and news on clinical depression.

Defeat Depression, News, chat room and information

Depression and Bi-polar Support Alliance USA-based patien-directed organisation

Depression Anonymous  A self-help organisation producing a monthly magazine, book reviews, bulletin board and pen-friend scheme.

Depression Helper  Depression help and advice.

Depression World  Website maintained by a chartered psychologist and UKCP psychotherapist.

Phobias, Anxiety & OCD

Agoraphobics United

Anxiety Alliance

Anxiety UK

Britain & Districts Agoraphobic Society

Dental Fear Central

Emetophobia Online

Gut Reaction Emetophobia support

The Health Anxiety Centre

No More Panic

Panic Attacks

Social Anxiety Online

Social Phobia / Social Anxiety Association

Social Phobia World



Domestic Violence Helplines & Support

Women's Aid Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Paws for Kids

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0800 800 500; Childline 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse Tel: 0808 808 8141

Mankind Support for men experiencing domestic violence

Broken Rainbow Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence

Victim Support

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation



Samaritans Tel: 08457 90 90 90

Bereavement & Loss

Compassionate Friends

SANDS (Still Birth & Neonatal Death Society)

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)