Helpful Contacts

Who can I contact?​

Counselling and Mental Health services in the Film & TV Industry
Solas Mind Packages of online counselling sessions, mental health advice and training

​Counselling
Accredited therapists will abide by an ethical code of practice and have regular supervision with an experienced mental health practitioner to ensure their standards of care remain high.
These organisations have lists of approved therapists.

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 0161 797 4484

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 01455 883316

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) 020 7267 3626

British Psychological Society Phone: 0116 254 9568

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 020 7014 9955


National helplines


Film & TV Charity support line – 0800 054 0000
To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email jo@samaritans.org or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).If you're experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

If you're under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.

If you're under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209 697.

If you identify as male, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.

If you're a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.

If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

If you live in Wales, you can call the Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L). on 0800 132 737 (open 24/7) or you can text 'help' followed by a question to 81066.

For more options, visit the Helplines Partnership website for a directory of UK helplines. Mind’s Infoline can also help you find services that can support you. If you're outside the UK, befrienders.org lists emotional support helplines around the world.

Anxiety UK - Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. www.anxietyuk.org.uk Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)Bipolar UK - A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Men's Health Forum- 24/7 stress support for men by text/chat/email.      www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation - Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.     www.mentalhealth.org.uk

No Panic - Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)      www.nopanic.org.uk

PAPYRUS - Young suicide prevention society.     Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to           5pm on weekends)      www.papyrus-uk.org

Rethink Mental Illness - Support and advice for people living with mental illness.      Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)      www.rethink.org

SANE - Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANE line: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm) Text care: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds - Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)www.youngminds.org.uk

Refuge - Advice on dealing with domestic violence. Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) www.refuge.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Gambling Helpline Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight) www.begambleaware.org

Narcotics AnonymousPhone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)www.ukna.org

Cruse Bereavement CarePhone: 0844 477 9400 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Rape Crisis - To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm) www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)www.victimsupport.org

Eating disordersBeat Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)Website: www.b-eat.co.uk



Useful links:
MIND: Managing and supporting mental health at work: disclosure tools for managers
MIND: Discrimination at Work