Mental health support

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing. For support with your general health, visit the Health and wellbeing support page.

Talking therapies

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies

Free and confidential NHS service designed to help with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. Anyone aged 18 years or over and registered with a GP can access support. To self-refer into the service, call 0333 188 1060 or visit Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies (

It's safe to talk about suicide

It's safe to talk about suicide

If you are worried that someone may be thinking of committing suicide, or are in need of support yourself. There is support available on Suicide Prevention | Nottinghamshire County Council  website. If you need urgent crisis support, call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis Line on 0808 196 3779 (24/7) or the Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7 ).

SFiCE Foundation - Helping vulnerable adults

SFiCE offer free confidential support for those struggling emotionally and mentally. There are support line workers on hand to offer support with members of the team speaking English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Mirpuri.

Call or text 07941 378 265 or visit for more information.

Mental health support groups

Mental Health Befriending Group - Arnold

The Arnold Methodist Church Mental Health Befriending Group supports people with mental health conditions along with their carers, relatives and friends. Meet Fridays 11am- 2pm. Have a cup of tea and take part in an activity to support your mental health. Call 07514 775 514, email 

Find out more about the Mental Health Befriending Group

Mental Health Wellbeing Cafe - Gedling

The Phoenix Farm Methodist Church in Gedling host a Mental Wellbeing Café every Monday – 11am – 2pm. It provides a safe space for support, chat, fun, games, quiet area, tea and coffee and there is prayer space if required.

Find out more about the Mental Health Wellbeing Cafe

Men in Sheds – Carlton

Men in Sheds is a ground-breaking project for older men. They have sheds in Carlton and you can take part in woodworking, skills sharing and socialising with other older men. Men in Sheds is a project run by Age UK Notts

Visit the Men in Sheds Facebook page

Mending Hearts Bereavement Group - Calverton

In Calverton, at the Calverton Core Centre there is a Mending Hearts Together bereavement group who offer a listening ear and practical ways to cope and help people move forward if the time is right for them

Find out more about the Mending Hearts Bereavement Group

Carlton Community Hub - Carlton

Supported by a wonderful team of volunteers who are offering refreshments and home-made light snacks such as scones and hot soup.  The cafe does not charge, the focus is on providing a safe space for the local community which offers befriending and signposting. A Gedling Borough Council Advisor is available on Tuesdays to support local residents.

Find out more about the Carlton Community Hub

Positively Empowered Kids – various venues across the borough

Community Interest Company educating, inspiring and empowering the next generation to discover ways to grow positive mental health and wellbeing. They collaborate with families, schools, organisations and businesses to create healthy environments where children can thrive.

Find out more about Positively Empowered Kids


Other support

  • BE U Support – Mental health and  wellbeing support for people aged 0 - 25 across Nottinghamshire.
  • CALM - helpline for men who are feeling down, anxious, or who need to talk or find information and support. 5pm - midnight daily call 0800 58 58 58.
  • Childline (NSPCC) - helpline open 24/7 for anyone under 19 years of age: 0800 1111
  • Crisis Sanctuaries support for ages 18+ online or telephone 0115 844 1846, available 6pm - 11pm daily.
  • Domestic violence support organisations are listed on the Health and wellbeing page.
  • GamCare - Gambling Support 
  • Harmless - Support for adults focusing on mental health and self-harm. Referral line 0115 880 0280, or
  • Kooth - Online Counselling for people aged 11 - 25 years
  • Mind - non urgent infoline open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays) 0300 123 3393
  • NottAlone - Local mental health advice and help for young people and their support network 
  • Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis Line - 0808 196 3779 (24/7)
  • Notts 85258 - Text service available 24/7. Text the word Notts to 852258.
  • Papyrus - prevention of young suicide, available 24/7: 0800 068 4141, Text 07860 039 967, Email
  • Rehab 4 Addiction - signposts to paid and free treatments for various addictions. Visit the website or call 0800 140 4690.
  • Samaritans - available 24/7. Call free anytime, from any phone, on 116 123.
  • SANELine - Mental health support line available 4.30 - 10.30pm daily, 0300 304 7000
  • Silver Line (Age UK) - free, confidential support line providing information, friendship and advice to older people, available 24/7: 0800 470 80 90
  • Suicide Prevention - Suicide Prevention | Nottinghamshire County Council   
  • The Mix - support for under 25s. Helpline (4 - 11pm) 0808 808 4994, online 1-2-1 chat service,  email using the online form, Crisis Text line open 24/7 Text:THEMIX to 85258
  • The Tomorrow Project – support for suicidal thoughts/crisis & support for people who’ve been exposed to suicide . Referral line 0115 880 0280, or
  • Young Minds - mental health support for young people up to the age of 25