Mental Health Awareness Week - Let's talk

Mental Health Awareness Week – Let’s talk

Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.

It’s not always easy to describe how you’re feeling. If you can’t think of one word, use lots. What does it feel like inside your head? What does it make you feel like doing?

Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s part of taking charge of your wellbeing and doing what you can to stay healthy.

Take a look at this video from the Mental Health Foundation, as well as useful numbers below of agencies and support services available to chat to you or a loved one today.



Visit our Mental Health page on our website:


​​​​​​​Find tips on how to approach and discuss issues with loves ones through Time to Change’s website:


Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)


Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face


Mind Infoline
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)


Text: 86463

​​​​​​​The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.


Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday)


Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.



Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm-10.30pm, everyday)

A national out-of-hours helpline offering emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by a mental health problem, including family, friends and carers.


Side by Side

Side by Side is a supportive online community run by Mind where you can where you can listen, share and be heard.


Support for carers

If you’re a carer needing support you can also contact Carers Direct and the Princess Royal Trust both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.

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