Depression & Suicidal Feelings

UPDATED: 08.10.2018
This section offers support for:
Depression and suicidal feelings
Post-natal depression (PND)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SUICIDAL FEELINGS

Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org (opens in a new window)
If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night.
Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours, free and does not appear on telephone billing)
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
http://www.papyrus-uk.org (opens in a new window)
Providing confidential advice to young people about suicide prevention, also offering advice to anyone concerned about a young person.
HopeLineUK: 0800 068 41 41 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am - 10pm, Weekends 2 - 10pm, Bank Holidays 2pm- 5pm)
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07786209697

Campaign Against Living Miserably - CALM
http://www.thecalmzone.net/ (opens in a new window)
CALM offer support information and advice for men, helping to prevent male suicide.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (lines open 5pm – 12 midnight)

Students Against Depression
http://studentsagainstdepression.org/ (opens in a new window)
Website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to students affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.

Mind
http://www.mind.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Mind provide an information service for all aspects of mental health, which includes depression and Post Natal Depression. Local branches of MIND can be found online or by calling the helpline.
Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
Email: infor@mind.org.uk
Text: 86463

Sane 
http://www.sane.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Sane offer crisis care and emotional support to anyone affected by a mental health problem including depression.
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (lines open 4.30pm-10.30pm)
Email: sanemail@sane.org.uk

Black Dog Tribe
http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/bdt (opens in a new window)
An online advice for depression including a forum and campaign.

SOBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
http://www.uksobs.org (opens in a new window)
SOBS offer specialist emotional support and practical information for people bereaved by suicide.
Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (lines open 9am - 9pm)

Maytree
http://www.maytree.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Offering a sanctuary for the suicidal.
Email: maytree@maytree.org.uk 

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Euthanasiaandassistedsuicide/Pages/Introduction.aspx(opens in a new window)
NHS information about UK law and the definition of assisted suicide.

POST NATAL DEPRESSION

House of Light – PND support
http://www.pndsupport.co.uk (opens in a new window)
Providing support and information to women affected by Post Natal Depression and their families.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: help@pndsupport.co.uk

Association for Post Natal Illness - APNI
http://apni.org/ (opens in a new window)
Offering support for post-natal depression.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 2pm)

Net Mums – Post Natal Depression
http://www.netmums.com/pnd/ (opens in a new window)
Support for post natal depression.

Panda’s Foundation
http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Providing support for pre and post natal depression.
Helpline: 0843 28 98 401 (lines open Monday – Sunday 9am – 8pm)

Mother for Mothers
http://www.mothersformothers.co.uk/index.html (opens in a new window)
Support and advice from mothers who have been through post natal depression. 

SAD - SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER

NHS - SAD
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Seasonal-affective-disorder/ (opens in a new window)
NHS information on this form of depression.