4 Mental Health Organizations in the UK
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A charity started in 1953 by Chad Varah who, as a curate, had taken the funeral of a fourteen year-old girl who killed herself because she thought she had an STD when really she was menstruating. He placed an ad to encourage volunteers to help in the church for those who were contemplating suicide. There are 201 branches around the UK and Ireland with over 21,000 volunteers and a staff of 130 people that listen to those who reach out by phone or in person responding to emails, letters, and texts. In 2014, volunteers helped 5.3 million people. With the new technology Connect, Samaritans were able to receive 4,391 more calls a month, 3% more emails, and 8% more text messages.
A charity that has been around since 1946 to help people understand their mental health conditions and the choices available. Infoline offers callers confidential help and Legal Line give information on mental health related law. Mind does campaigns for legislation, health services, employment, and the protection of legal rights. They offer training to offices, applied suicide intervention skills, and mental health first aid. Since last year, there has been 61,862 queries answered by helplines and 390,307 people using Mind services in England and Wales.
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line:
Mental health organization founded in 1972 after a man spoke about his family’s experiences with schizophrenia in a letter to the Times, inspiring others to do the same. Rethink has helped 60,000 people a year in England to get through crises, change attitudes and policies towards mental health, and how to live independently. They give advice and information from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights. There are over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups like psychological therapies, housing services, and Crisis and Recovery houses.
A foundation created in 1986 after a series of articles in The Times called The Forgotten Illness exposing the neglect of those suffering from mental illness. Their mission is to improve of the quality of life for those with mental illnesses. They raise awareness and combat the stigma of mental illness by educating, campaigning, providing care, and emotional support. They also research causes and treatments and well as the psychological and social impact of mental illness. The Caller Care service helps alleviate the crisis phase or to help get through difficult times.
Castle Craig is one of the most established and respected addiction rehab centers in the UK. Castle Craig provides consulting psychiatrists who diagnose associated mental illnesses like anxiety states, depression, ADD, PTSD, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and compulsive relationships. For information, call our 24 hour free confidential phone-line: 0808 256 3732. From outside the UK please call: +44 1721 788 006 (normal charges apply).