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Information Centre > Contact Numbers > U.K. > National > Depression / Mental Health

Contact Information for Depression / Mental Health for the Whole of the United Kingdom

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Name of Contact: Aware Defeat Depression.

  • Phone number: 08451 202961.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: Email: [email protected].
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Support, information or a listening ear for all those affected by depressive illnesses.

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Name of Contact: The British Association For Counselling.

  • Phone number: 01788 550899.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: N/A.
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Crisis Helpline.

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Name of Contact: Depression Alliance.

  • Phone number: 0845 123 2320.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website/Email [email protected].
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Confidential listening and support service. Also offer a range of information on depression and treatment options. National network of self help groups for people experiencing depression. National pen friend scheme offering support and fellowship to people with depression and their carers. Quarterly newsletter, booklets and leaflets on depression.

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Name of Contact: Depression Support Group Association (London based).

  • Phone number: 020 7328 8391.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: www.depressionalternatives.co.uk.
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Helping people whose lives have been distorted by insecurity, loneliness, shyness, unsatisfactory relationships to find alternatives to depression. Groups in London convened by professional counsellors/psychotherapists. Meet in a friendly, sociable environment and offer members route to a more fulfilling life, develop self esteem and confidence and learn how their emotional needs can be met more fully. Fee £15 per week, concessions students/unemployed. Also run Shyness & Social Anxiety Programme and Personal Relationships programme, Men's Group to strengthen men's sense of themselves. Also individual therapy.

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Name of Contact: Fellowship of Depressives Anonymous (FDA).

  • Phone number: 01702 433838.
  • Address: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2EG UK.
  • Website: N/A.
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Wide self help organisation made up of individual members and groups which meet locally on a regular basis for mutual support. £10 yearly membership (reductions for those who cannot afford that amount).

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Name of Contact: Manic Depression Fellowship.

  • Phone number: 0845 634 0540.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: www.mdf.org.uk / Email [email protected].
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Advice and information for people with manic depression and their families, carers and mental health professionals. Supply a range of information leaflets, books and tapes. Network of self help groups for people with manic depression, relatives and friends. Self management training programme.

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Name of Contact: Mind.

  • Phone number: 08457 660 163 / charged at local rates.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: http://www.mind.org.uk.
  • Opening hours: open Monday to Friday 9.15am to 5.15pm.
  • Details For info on mental health issues and treatments. Mind Infoline is their confidential telephone helpline, giving support to anyone worried about their own or others' mental health problems.

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Name of Contact: NHS Online Depression.

  • Phone number: 0845 46 47 / charged at local rates.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: http://cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/cebmh/ .
  • Opening hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Details: Part of the NHS Direct Online website, offering a practical guide to depression. NHS Direct also run a nurse-led telephone helpline, giving confidential healthcare advice and info.

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Name of Contact: Premier Lifeline.

  • Phone number: 0845 345 0707.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: www.premier.org.uk/lifeline / Email [email protected].
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Christian run helpline offering information and a listening ear to the general public on a range of emotional and spiritual issues.

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Name of Contact: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

  • Phone number: 020 7235 2351.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: http://www.rcps.ac.uk.
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Fact sheets about depression, including causes and effects, and types of help available, 17 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PG.

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Name of Contact: Saneline.

  • Phone number: 08457 67 80 00.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: N/A.
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Helpline offering information and advice on all aspects of mental health for those experiencing illness, or their families and friends.

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Name of Contact: Self Help Services: (Manchester area).

  • Phone number: 0161 226 5412.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: www.selfhelpservices.org.uk / Email [email protected].
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Run over thirty support groups for people with mental health problems or are in need of emotional support, including groups relating to depression.

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Name of Contact: Stress Anxiety Depression.

  • Phone number: 01622 717656.
  • Address: N/A.
  • Website: N/A.
  • Opening hours: N/A.
  • Details: Confidential Helpline  Advice, information on self help strategies, relaxation, exercise, nutrition, cognitive therapy etc.

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