HSE International ISSUE 109 - Page 29

“Part of the reason many struggle to understand mental health is that they don’t know what it actually means; to date, there are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness.” IF YOU’RE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OR NEED URGENT SUPPORT, THERE ARE LOTS OF PLACES YOU CAN GO TO FOR HELP. SANE A national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. SAMARITANS Call:  0300 304 7000 (4.30pm-10.30pm, 365 days a year) Confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing Web:  www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. Call:  116 123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year, free call) CALM Email:  jo@samaritans.org The Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35 - dedicated to Web:  www.samaritans.org preventing male suicide. MIND Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight, 365 days a year) Web + webchat: www.thecalmzone.net Confidential mental health information services. Call:  0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) PAPYRUS Email:  info@mind.org.uk Prevention of young suicide - a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers Web:  www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines and young adults who are feeling suicidal. RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS ADVICE LINE Call: 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm) Web: www.papyrus-uk.org Expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, including health professionals, employers and staff. MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION Call:  0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Monday to Friday) Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or Email:  info@rethink.org learning disabilities. Web:  www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice Web:  www.mentalhealth.org.uk HSE INTERNATIONAL 29