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Get support: Mental Health Helplines

Get support: Mental Health Helplines

As we enter a second lockdown in the UK and infection rates from new COVID-19 variants are increasing globally, it is important for us all to look after ourselves physically and mentally.

In our second British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) membership survey on the impact COVID-19 is having on the neuroendocrine community conducted in November 2020, many respondents mentioned the anxiety and isolation they felt as a result of working from home and funding uncertainties.

While BSN is unable to provide direct support for these personal difficulties, we wanted to highlight these charity helplines to call if you need to*.  We also encourage you to get in touch with any mental health support offered by your academic institution and getting in touch with your GP for medical advice.

Anxiety UK Charity

Providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Black Minds Matter UK

Connecting Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (UK based, daily, 5pm to midnight)

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

For a comprehensive list of support lines see www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines

* The Society is not in a position to give medical advice and nothing on or referenced by this web site should be construed as offering medical advice.


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