Mental health can affect all of us in different ways, here are some additional resources for specific circumstances.

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The following can assist with issues surrounding gambling, for anyone affected by it:


Betknowmore UK

Gordon Moody - Tackling Gambling Addiction

Victim Support

Please note there is a government alert to phones taking place 23/4 please see following link if you need to turn it off Turn off alerts

There are people you can talk to about this, Victim Support are really helpful  

Or The Survivors Trust can put you in contact with support in your area

Sexual assault

We also wanted to share these links with you:

NHS Information

Government Info

Rape Crisis have a 1-1 free chatline for women and girls who have experiences sexual violence:

Support Line


If you would like to explore further options for support around self harm/injury you can contact Self Injury Support

they offer support via Phone / Email / Text message - Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm

They are the UK's specialist in Self Injury Support and provide access to many different resources - the service is aimed at women who are or have self harmed.


At my Black Dog we know that the peri-menopause and menopause are significant events in your life. We’ve included some resources here to help and support you and your well being, as well as help those close to you understand what is happening:

The British Menopause Society

The Menopause Charity

NHS menopause information and links to other support  

Kate Rowe-Ham and Owning Your Menopause

Dr Louise Newson and the Balance App

Diane Danzebrink and My Menopause Centre

Emma Bardwell and Menopause Nutrition

Katie Skrine

JoinZoe Health Podcasts

Male Domestic Abuse

The below can help if you are a man and suffering from Domestic Abuse

Mens advice line


Both have support lines and are waiting to help you


At My Black Dog we understand how loneliness can impact your well-being, so below are some resources that might help and support you:

Give a dog a bone

They support the over 60's to afford a rescue pet. Tackling loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal.

Support line

Offers support and practical advice for those dealing with loneliness


The below all offer help and advice:


All volunteers are from the  LGBTQ+ community. The phone lines/chat functions are open 10 am to 10 pm every day and they also provide a text resource for out of hours.

LGBT Foundation

This page has general advice, information and support as well as listing various groups and events for the community.

LGBT Community Directory

This is a directory for all kinds of LGBTQ+ groups across the country (friends, families and allies too).


A Charity with general advice and information as well as a directory of local mental health services specialised for the community.


0207 704 2040 (LGBT+ hate crime helpline)

0800 999 5428 (National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline)

email Galop

Provides helplines and other support for LGBTIQ+ adults and young people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.


Kooth offers emotional and mental help support for children and young people aged between 11-24 years, it is entirely anonymous and is available up to 10pm everyday.

Kooth or the app can be downloaded free from your normal App store

Hub of Hope

A online directory to find mental health support and advice in your area.

Hub of hope


If you are homeless, or you are likely to become homeless, you should apply to the council housing department for help.

Check the council website for a phone number or office address. If it’s late at night, look for an 'out of hours' phone number on the website. If you're told you can't apply or you are turned away at reception, this is wrong - The council has a duty to investigate your application.  Your local council contact details can be found here:

Further advice:



Centre point

Salvation Army


We hope that these resources help, if you need any help with any of our links, please feel free to reach out to us.

Forced Marriage

There is help out there for people suffering from the prospect of an Forced marriage, which in the UK is considered a form of domestic abuse. The below website offers advice and details of groups that can help you:

Forced marriages support line

Family Support

There is support out there for Families dealing with Mental Health issues, both these sites offer practical advice, support and organisations who can assist you through this stressful time:

Turning Point

Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.

Family Action

Eating disorders

There is help out there for people suffering with eating disorders, have you tried contacting

Beat Eating Disorders

They are so brilliant and would love to hear from you, and will be able to give you the support you need

Domestic abuse

Please note there is a government alert to phones taking place 23/4 please see following link if you need to turn it off:

There is help out there for people suffering from domestic abuse, have you tried contacting:

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Or if you go into your local Boots or Pharmacy and ask for ANI, they will be able to offer you a safe space and whatever help you need

Government to offer codeword scheme

Crisis support

We are not trained to deal with people in Crisis, if you are in crisis and you’d prefer to not talk over the phone there's an organisation called Give Us a Shout – if you text SHOUT to 85258 then someone will text you back – it’s available 24/7 and volunteers are trained to deal with people in crisis.

Other support you might like to try out is CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

The Calm Zone

We are sharing this with you so that you can access the right support for yourself in this time of crisis. We are not trained to support individuals who need crisis support.

Take care and stay safe!

Cost of living

We at My Black Dog are very aware of the issues we all may face during this current cost of living crisis, so we have gathered together some useful links that might be able to help you on a day to day basis.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice have compiled a very comprehensive list of information and links to various organisations and government sites that can assist you:

Also, the following are very helpful:

Advice Site

Debt Management Charity

Help for those with Learning Difficulties

Food Banks/Food Vouchers

Unwanted food site

Food & Household good sharing community

Chronic pain

The NHS site contains useful information on dealing with chronic pain, as well as links to charities and other support

Ways to manage chronic pain

Child abuse

There is help out there for people suffering from childhood domestic abuse, have you tried contacting

They are so brilliant and would love to hear from you.


Stop It Now Helpline

They are a brilliant organisation who provide people worried about child sexual abuse with help, support and advice about how to reduce the risk of harm to children, including those concerned about their own thoughts or behaviours, those worried about another adult or young person or parents/professionals looking for advice.


The below websites can help you with various organisations and support during this difficult time:

At a loss Charity

Cruse Bereavement Services

The Good Grief Trust

Bereaved Through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

TCF (a charity for families that have lost a child)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Widowed and Young (WAY)


Here are some resources we have found useful for people diagnosed as being on the spectrum and resources for family and friends. These sites may be able to give you the professional support required:

National Autistic Society

Specific guidance for someone with Autism dealing with Mental Health issues

Other Sites:

Resources for Autism

Ambitious About Autis

Autism Alliance

AWARE (Children and Young Adults)

Autism Initiatives


There are various support available for people diagnosed with ADHD, and resources for their family and friends. Please feel free to avail of these resources:

ADHD Foundation


ADHD Virtual Help

The UK ADHD Partnership

ADHD Aware



The following can assist anyone affected by issues with either alcohol or drugs:

We Are With You

Smart Recovery


Action Addiction


Turning Point



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Although massages are not a replacement for treatments such as talking therapy or medication, research suggests they may work well as an additional complementary therapy. Multiple studies suggest regular massage may help to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, while encouraging relaxation. Several studies have investigated the use of massage for patients with generalised anxiety disorder. In one small study, women with the condition were treated twice weekly with one-hour massages. Afterwards, they reported decreased feelings of anxiety and increased feelings of self-confidence.
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Cogs Mental Health
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