To find out more about Equally Well UK, contact:

Shizana Arshad
Equally Well UK Lead
07706 025675

Helplines and crisis contacts

Equally Well UK is a membership campaign that promotes and supports collaborative action to improve physical health among people with a mental illness. Equally Well cannot offer personal mental health support or answer queries about individual situations, however our partner organisation Rethink Mental Illness have a helpline.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

National Advice Service: 0300 5000 927 (Open 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)

If you are at all concerned about your health or the health of a friend or relative you can contact your doctor or you may find useful information from one of the sources below.

If you need immediate help:

In an emergency:
Call 999

Go to your local A&E department

If you’re in crisis and need to speak to someone:

Call NHS 111 (for when you need help but are not in immediate danger)

Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment

Contact the Samaritans 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day or email:

Use the ‘Shout’ crisis text line – text SHOUT to 85258

Other sources of advice and support:

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).
Info line: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463

NHS mental health services:

Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.

You can find information about other helplines on Centre for Mental Health’s website. Equally Well is a campaign hosted by Centre for Mental Health.