If you are experiencing mental health problems or need support, there are lots of places you can go to for help.
The Heera Foundation are not able to provide individual or emergency support for people in crisis. But here are lots of organisations that can help:
We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Beliefs that guide our thinking:
- PREVENTION: Many young suicides are preventable
- PASSION: Those who are touched personally by a young suicide have a unique contribution to make to our work
- HOPE: No young person should have to suffer alone with thoughts or feelings of hopelessness and nobody should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a young person to suicide
- LEARNING: There are always lessons to be learned from listening to young people at risk of suicide, those who give them support and those who have lost a young person to suicide.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
When you're experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That's what we do. We empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through:
- Our Infoline which offers callers confidential help for the price of a local call
- Our Legal Line which provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates
- Our award-winning publications and website, now certified by the Information Standard.
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.
Every year, we answer more than 5 million calls for help by phone, email, SMS, letter, face to face at one of our local branches and through our Welsh language service.
We're here 24/7, before, during and after a crisis.
Our charity works to make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone.
Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.
Call us for free on 116 123.
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
We are the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Our services are aimed at supporting men in crisis but we also want to work with the whole of society on campaigns to change culture. The impact of male suicide is huge and can affect us all, so we believe we can all help fight it together.
Call us for free on 0800 58 58 58.
TarakĪ was founded in October 2017 by Shuranjeet Singh after his personal experience with mental ill-health as a student.
TarakĪ is a Punjabi word signifying the state of being progressive and looking to a better future. TarakĪ works alongside Punjabi communities to reshape approaches to mental health, individually & collectively
Our work is encapsulated in the below mission statements:
(1) To empower all in Punjabi communities with awareness and education around mental health and mental illnesses.
(2) To co-develop more effective support structures to meet the needs of all Punjabi communities and their maintaining a positive mental well-being.
Sikh Your Mind
Our team includes a number of Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists as well as Experts by experience. We work closely with other organisations in the area and have a number of associates across the UK that we can refer you on to depending on your location and needs.
Bridging the gap between culture, religion, spirituality and psychology is something we are passionate about. We hope to share information, guidance and other resources about mental health issues which may be affecting the Punjabi Sikh community. Our hopes are that we can empower people to detect and manage mental health difficulties more effectively. We are eager to work with other organisations to accomplish these aims.
We offer a range of resources and events which are open to all.