This Monday was World Mental Health Day, reminding us all of the importance of talking about mental health and getting help when needed.

If someone you love has a mental health need, you may not know how to get them the support they need. In this blog, we highlight some crisis care organisations, helping someone from day to day, and the mental health services United Response provides.

Crisis care organisations

Sometimes mental health needs can crop up in times of crisis and if you are a friend or a family member of someone in need, it can be difficult to know how to help and what to do.

If you or someone you love is currently in crisis, we advise that you seek urgent support through your GP or A&E.

Here are some other resources you can use:

  • Mind offer a series of crisis services including several guides on what a mental health crisis is and how to get support.
  • Samaritans offer a series of phone and email based help for individuals experiencing any mental health needs. Phone calls are free.
  • Rethink Mental Illness has an advice team you can contact and a guide on how to get help in a crisis.
  • The NHS Choices website also offers a guide on how to deal with a mental health crisis and where to go to help.

Looking after your mental health day to day

World Mental Health Day was established by the Mental Health Foundation who work across the UK to try and encourage people to look after their mental health.

They have produced a series of articles on looking after your mental health focused on preventative care.

Mind also have a supportive online community called Elefriends which provides a supportive place to share, discuss and get help.

Our mental health services

While we don't offer crisis services, we are able to provide support for mental health needs that are customised to the individual using our person centred appproach.

Your support will depend on what you need which can be anything from supported housing, independent living, to getting out in the community. We offer practical support such as help with welfare benefits as well as social and emotional support such as communicating with others. We also can offer mental and physical health support such as talking to care co-ordinators.

Learn more about how we can support you by reading about how we supported Richard for 20 years.

For more information about what we can offer, you can use our online form to make a support enquiry.

Make a support enquiry