Mental Health Groups and Organisations

There are several groups and organisations that we have been in contact with about this project who have shown interest and support. The groups listed below all offer help and information to people in mental distress. If you would like details of your organisation to be posted here contact

MAYTREE – A sancuary for the suicidal

If you feel you can’t go on living or if you know somebody who is feeling actively suicidal, please contact Maytree. Maytree offers a brief stay in safe place. People can self refer or be referred. It is free and aims to be quickly accessible to anyone in a suicidal crisis from anywhere in the UK subject to a discussion to make sure that Maytree is suitable.

Telephone: 020 7263 7070


Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively, and with respect.

MIND info line: 0845 766 0163


At Together, we work alongside people with mental health issues on their journey towards greater wellbeing. We can provide you with the care and support you need to manage mental distress, whether you come to us directly or are referred by other professionals. Rest assured, you’ll be in experienced hands. We currently have over 75 services throughout England, in 110 different locations, and work with more than 3,200 people every month.

LONDON Telephone: 020 7780 7300
LEEDS Telephone: 0113 244 6992


SANE has three objectives:

  • To raise awareness and respect for people with mental illness and their families and secure better services
  • To undertake research into the causes of serious mental illness through The Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research
  • To provide help and information to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through SANEline and SANEmail.

Telephone: 020 7375 1002
SANEline: 0845 767 8000


Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live.



The PAPYRUS national confidential helpline – HOPELineUK – gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and to anyone else concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of harming themselves. The helpline is staffed by professionals experienced in working with suicidal young people, families or carers. The helpline is open 365 days a year and a call back service is in operation. Calls are free from BT landlines. Other networks and mobile rates may vary.

HOPELineUK: 0800 068 4141


A charity set up in July 2004 by survivors to campaign against compulsion (forcing people on drugs and into hospital against their will) and for capacity (allowing people to choose what is best for themselves). We spread the word about how people do recover completely from Mental Health problems by using CARAT (Complementary, Alternative Remedies and Therapies). We empower survivors in the community to choose the best pathway to recovery within our RECOVERY Independent Advocacy Project.

Burnmoor Arts Studios
Unit 10, St Mary’s Works
115, Burnmoor Street
Leicester LE2 7JL


Great Yarmouth and Waveney Service User Forum Feedback – We offer support and provide a voice for mental health service users, an opportunity to voice their needs, views and experiences on mental health services – enabling us to feed back to Providers and Commissioners on what does and doesn’t work.
Tel: 01502 533529

DRUGWATCH includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.


Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

Other websites that may be of interest:

  • Gateway To Heaven was a play and a film also written and produced by Clare Summerskill and her theatre company, Artemis in 2006. It is based entirely on memories given by older LGBT people.
  •  Visit this site to see more about Clare’s writing and appearances.