Our mental health affects, and can be affected by, our work, home lives, finances, emotions and a whole raft of other factors. Paradigm Housing has signed the ‘Time to Change’ pledge, which is a commitment to making changes about the conversations we have regarding mental health.
We have also partnered with Herts Mind to deliver co-ordinated support to residents in Hertfordshire and the Chesham/Amersham area but would advise any of our residents with concerns about their mental health to seek help and advice from their GP or local Healthcare Providers.
For more information about local mental health services, choose your location and follow the link.
- Herts (inc Chesham/Amersham) hertsmindnetwork.org
- Buckinghamshire oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
- Milton Keynes milton-keynes.gov.uk
- Beds, Central Beds and Luton elft.nhs.uk
- Hillingdon hillingdon.gov.uk
For nationwide support, try these:
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). You can call the CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk. If you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service
- The Mix. If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (3pm–midnight every day), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.
- Papyrus Hopeline UK. If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email email@example.com or text 07786 209 697.
- Switchboard. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email firstname.lastname@example.org or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
- Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email email@example.com or visit some branches in person.
- National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK. Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652.
- OK Rehab. If you need treatment for drug addiction, alcoholism or even behavioural addictions, you can call OK Rehab on 0800 326 5559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grassroots Suicide Prevention
- Online wellbeing support for 11-19 year olds
- Women’s Aid
- Mental Health Foundation