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Mental Health Resources

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Mental health support & advice numbers

We are a training organisation and can't give emergency support to people, but there are lots of places that can.


Here is a list of contacts for urgent mental health help and support.

Mental health emergency support contacts

If you feel like harming or hurting yourself or other people
  • Call 999

  • Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E)

If you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency

NHS 111 is the free number to call. They can direct you to your local crisis support services, and offer health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Telephone: 111

Mental health support and advice

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

ACAS provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law, including those concerning mental health. ACAS supports good relationships between employers and employees, but also provides conciliation services to resolve workplace problems.

Telephone: 0300 123 1100


ChildLine is for young people up to the age of 19 to contact no matter the size of your problem. You can talk to a ChildLine counsellor about anything and this is a free, private and confidential service.

Telephone: 0800 11 11
Online chat:

Mind Infoline

Mind Infoline gives confidential support and information on lots of mental health related issues including where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Mon-Fri except bank holidays)

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Provides expert mental health information & advice on practical issues. They also give help to carers, health professionals, employers and staff.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am-4pm Mon-Fri except bank holidays)


Provides emotional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They allow people to talk about feelings of distress and despair and are confidential and offer non-judgemental support.

Telephone: 116 123 (Freephone 24 hours a day)

SANE Mental Health Helpline

SANE runs an out-of-hours helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4:30pm-10:30pm.

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)

MHFA England #MyWholeSelf Campaign 


My Whole Self is the campaign for workplace culture change. MHFA England are calling on organisations to empower employees to bring their whole self to work, and support their own and others’ wellbeing.

Download the My Whole Self MOT or Desert Island Discs Activity Sheet here. 

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The Feel Good Pack

We're super proud to have been able to support Pound Arts in the creation of this wonderful Feel Good Pack.


It's jam-packed with activities and ideas for you to try and you can dip in and out of the pack whenever you need it. 

Loads of paper copies will be going out to vulnerable and isolated people but please do feel free to download this digital version.

Guide to keeping each other well and feeling supported

We’ve taken some time to digest the Coronavirus situation we find ourselves in and how we at Open Minds can best provide support.

There has been such a lot of really helpful information shared online to support those who find themselves concerned about health, finances and fulfilment. We’ve pulled together some we think are most useful to keep yourself, loved ones and colleagues mentally well and feeling supported.

The Stress Container

Tracy presents this useful stress management tool.

Online Course FAQs

Now that our Adult MHFA Two-Day Course is vailable as an online course, you may have some questions about how that will look and what it means. Take a look at these frequently asked questions to help answer any queries you may have. If there's anything else you're wondering about do get in touch with us.

Industry info packs

These handy info packs illustrate the impact mental health is having within various industries. 

Each pack covers:

  • Why consider mental health?

  • Why invest in mental health training?

  • How we can help you support your team.


We can run courses for groups of people within your organisation, in-house or online, or train individuals on our public courses - whichever suits you best. 

MHFA resources

Here you’ll find a selection of free downloadable resources for your workplace, school or community from MHFA England. 

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