Mental health week: Help is at hand

It’s mental health week and according to Mind, 75% of people with mental health problems get no help at all. However, help is at hand.

SANE, a mental health charity, provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

The charity’s mental health support services are completely confidential -with staff and trained volunteers with specialist mental health knowledge on hand to address your individual circumstances.

They also encourage you to feel part of the wider SANE community as we work together to address the complexities of mental ill-health including stigma, exclusion and isolation, as well as the daily challenges of living with mental illness.

Here’s how you can get support through SANE:

  • Helpline: Call on 0300 304 7000 from 6pm – 11pm every evening
  • Textcare: Arrange for messages of support to be sent to you at times that are right for you.
  • Support Forum: Share your experiences with other members and give and receive mutual support.
  • Letters: Write to SANE at SANE Services, St. Mark’s Studios, 14 Chillingworth Road, Islington, London, N7 8QJ
  • Facebook and Twitter: Social media communities are a good source of contact, support and sharing.
  • Stories: Share your stories, experiences and feelings. You may help others by doing so, as well as helping yourself by releasing and sharing feelings and emotions.
  • Blogs: Share experiences, thoughts and opinions; invite others to comment and share their thoughts.

By sharing your experiences, you can address, tackle and raise more awareness about your mental health plight.

For more visit SANE’s official website.