The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity.
We are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help us all lead mentally healthier lives. We help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
We do this by carrying out research, developing practical solutions for better mental health services, campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination and promoting better mental health for us all.
Mind helps people take control of their mental health.
We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
Beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. Beat is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association, and we continue to build on the strong foundations of the past 20 years of work.
Eating disorders are a serious mental illness affecting 1.6 million people in the UK. Beat provides helplines for adults and young people, online support and a UK-wide network of self-help groups to help people beat their eating disorder
Beat’s vision is simple: Eating Disorders will be Beaten.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) has over 21 years of experience as a UK national eating disorder organisation. ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.
We offer a professional, personal and caring service, from a team of staff with experience in eating disorders, providing encouragement, advice and support for all involved (sufferers and family members) to help make full recovery possible.
If you cause physical harm to your body in order to deal with overwhelming feelings, know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. It’s likely that you’re keeping yourself alive and maintaining psychological integrity with the only tool you have right now. It’s a crude and ultimately self-destructive tool, but it works; you get relief from the overwhelming pain/fear/anxiety in your life. The prospect of giving it up may be unthinkable, which makes sense; you may not realize that self-harm isn’t the only or even best coping method around.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Whatever you’re going through, whether it’s big or small, don’t bottle it up. We are here for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.
Samaritans is available to anyone in the UK and Ireland. If you live outside of the UK and Ireland, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.
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