I think it's important to point out that I am not a trained medical professional or therapist. Recovery isn't linear, and what I mean by this is that there will be bumps along the way, setbacks that make you feel you are right back at your lowest. Do not worry though, there are some amazing folk out there who want to help. I googled everything when I was poorly, but this isn't always a good thing as you really can't self-diagnose - make that appointment with your GP!
I've pulled together a little list of contacts, there are loads of others out there and hopefully you will find it useful.
If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or others:
- Call 999
- Go to your nearest A&E department. You can search for your local accident and emergency department through the NHS Choices website.
For non-emergency situations:
- Visit your GP - I made a list of everything I wanted to tell my GP and we went through it together
- Check out websites like NHS Choices for some initial information
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24 hour helpline)
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)