Other Sources of Help

General sites

The following sites contain extensive mental health information, some of which is specifically relevant for students.

Specific sites

Alcohol
Anger
Anxiety and panic attacks
Bereavement
Bullying
  • Bullybusters - helpline: 0800 169 6928 Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Confidence
Crisis
  • Samaritans - national helpline: 08457 90 90 90. Local helpline: 0191 232 7272
  • NHS Direct - helpline: 0845 4647
Depression
Disability
Divorce/relationship split
Domestic violence
Drugs
Eating problems
Gambling
Health
Honour Based Violence
  • Choice Helpline: 0800 5 999 365. Advice and assistance to anyone who may be suffering from Honour Based Violence or has been or may be forced into marriage.
Mental health
  • MIND - information line: 0845 766 0163
  • Rethink - advice line 0208 974 68 14 open 10am - 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10am - 1pm Tuesday and Thursday. National voluntary organisation that helps people with severe mental illnesses, their families and carers
  • Saneline - helpline: 0845 767 8000 6 - 11pm every day of the year, for anyone coping with mental illness
  • Re-Quest - for young men in the North East affected by mental health problems.
  • Mental Health Matters - helpline:0845 601 2457, 6pm - 6am. An out of hours, confidential, listening and support service for individuals experiencing mental health problems and their concerned relatives
  • BBC
  • BBC Body & Mind
Phobias
Pregnancy
Rape/sexual abuse
  • NAPAC - support line: 0800 085 3330. Support and information for people abused in childhood
  • Rape Crisis
  • Local Rape Crisis Centre - evening supportline 0191 232 9858 open every Tuesday and Thursday evening
    6 - 8:30 pm
  • REACH - local office 0191 212 1551.
  • Survivors UK - helpline 0845 122 1201, 7 - 10pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Information for male survivors of sexual abuse
Relationships
  • BBC
  • Relate 0191 232 9109. Relationship counselling, sex therapy
Religion
Self esteem/self confidence
Self harm
Sexual health
Sexuality
  • Friend - general helpline: 020 7837 3337. 7.30 - 10pm daily. Supporting the gay, lesbian,bi-sexual and transgendered community
  • London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) - helpline: 020 7837 7324 10am - 11pm daily
  • Local Lesbian Line: 0191 261 2277 Tuesday evenings 7 - 9pm
  • MESMAC North East - Newcastle office:0191 233 1333. Support for gay and bi-sexual young men
  • Stonewall - advocacy for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual rights and equal opportunity
  • Beaumont Society - transgender support and information
Suicide
  • Samaritans - local helpline: 0191 232 7272. 24 hour listening service
  • Papyrus - helpline, HOPELineUK 08000 68 41 41
    Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and 7 - 10 pm
    Weekends 2 - 5pm. Advice and support for any person contemplating suicide or anyone in contact with a young person at risk of suicide
  • CALM - support and advice for young men who are feeling depressed or suicidal
  • Nightline - local helpline: 0191 261 2905. Nightline is a listening, support and information service, run by students for students
  • Befrienders - (Suicide, Students in Crisis)