Supporting Our Members
The Laura Hyde Foundation is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to providing mental health support for our emergency services. Roles covered include nurses, Doctors, GP’s, paramedics, midwives, HCA’s, fire, police, and care workers.
Setup in 2018 following the suicide of nurse Laura Hyde, the charity has grown to a truly national level charity with representation in over 98% of hospitals across the UK.
We are trusted by our audience to deliver the right support and communications when others may not. Examples include national campaigns such as ‘Start the Conversation’ and ‘No Mask for Mental Health’ both of which have been extremely successful, reaching an international audience of over 6.2 million people.
The Laura Hyde Foundation provides mental health training and counseling support for those that require it offering over 20,000 hours of free, clinically supervised, and independent support each and every month via their digital-based service and partner hub.
We care for those who care about us.
Find out more by visiting laurahydefoundation.org
The Samaritans are here for everyone. They also have identified there is a need to support military veterans.
You can call them free on 116 123 (within the UK or Ireland). Military veterans can email [email protected].
Whoever you are and whatever you’re facing, they won’t judge you or tell you what to do. They’re here to listen so you don’t have to face it alone. www.samaritans.org
The veteran’s gateway can be found here
OUR MISSION. Our mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.
Support for your mental health. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Our brand new page on coping with your mental health during the pandemic offers detailed information, tips and contact details for support services. You can also contact our confidential Blue Light Infoline on 0300 303 5999.. We are working with The Ambulance Staff Charity, Police Care UK and The Fire Fighters Charity to …Learn more
Mind’s Blue Light Infoline offers confidential support for Team 999. It provides helpful information on mental health, advice and signposting to local support services with trained advisors offering understanding. The infoline is for emergency services staff, volunteers, and their families. The phone lines are open 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) local rates apply.
You can email: [email protected] or text 84999
Combat Stress for veteran’s mental health. If you have served or are currently serving in the UK Armed Forces you can call the Combat Stress’ 24-hour mental health helplines. A team of specially trained professionals are available day and night to provide free confidential advice and support. If you’re having a tough time, having trouble sleeping, experiencing flashbacks, feeling depressed or anxious or just feeling something isn’t quite right. The helpline is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
If you’re a family member or carer worried about the mental health of a loved one or need to talk to someone yourself, you can call the helpline too.
Veterans and their families can call: 0800 138 1619
You can also text on: 07537 173 683 and email: [email protected] . Standard charges may apply for texts.
Serving personnel and their families can call: 0800 323 4444
No Duff UK help those whose mental health has been affected by their service in the Military, Emergency Services, HMP, Hospital, Veterinary or Animal Rescue Services, drawing on each other’s service and skills (for both those serving and retired alike).
Members of the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to aim to change this.
Call the CALM Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Open 5pm – Midnight 365 days a year.
You can also use their webchat which is open 5pm – Midnight 365 days a year.
Link to webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/
Our Frontline provides 24/7 emotional support by call or text with trained volunteers, or online resources, to all the workers who have been on the frontline throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you work in social care, health, emergency services, an educator or any other essential worker please have a look at all of the resources available:
You can text “SHOUT” to 85258, anytime, day or night, which will start a conversation with a trained SHOUT volunteer who will text you back and forth. Shout’s volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.
MindOut is a LGBTQ mental health service. MindOut has an online support service which offers an instant message service that is confidential, non-judgemental and anonymous. Open most evenings from 5.30pm – 7.30pm and on Sundays from 2pm – 4pm with additional hours most days. The support service is run by online support workers and mental health advocates who are ready to provide emotional support, information or signpost.
It all started with a passion for food. When mum of three, food for fitness writer and business entrepreneur Kate Percy experienced how making better food choices completely revolutionised how she and her family felt, she embarked on a mission to help others discover that magic link between what you eat, good energy, vitality and happiness.
It’s what Kate calls #Enerjoy!
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