Mental health can affect all of us in different ways, here are some additional resources for specific circumstances.
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:
Specific guidance for someone with Autism dealing with Mental Health issues
The below websites can help you with various organisations and support during this difficult time:
TCF (a charity for families that have lost a child)
There is help out there for people suffering from childhood domestic abuse, have you tried contacting www.napac.org.uk
They are so brilliant and would love to hear from you.
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.
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 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:
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
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!
Please note there is a government alert to phones taking place 23/4 please see following link if you need to turn it off: https://www.gov.uk/alerts
There is help out there for people suffering from domestic abuse, have you tried contacting:
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
There is help out there for people suffering with eating disorders, have you tried contacting
They are so brilliant and would love to hear from you, and will be able to give you the support you need
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.
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:
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:
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:
We hope that these resources help, if you need any help with any of our links, please feel free to reach out to us.
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
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.
This page has general advice, information and support as well as listing various groups and events for the community.
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)
Provides helplines and other support for LGBTIQ+ adults and young people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.
At My Black Dog we understand how loneliness can impact your well-being, so below are some resources that might help and support you:
They support the over 60's to afford a rescue pet. Tackling loneliness for the individual and homelessness for the animal.
Offers support and practical advice for those dealing with loneliness
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:
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.