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Health & Wellbeing

At TPP, mental health and wellbeing is very important to us, not only for our staff but also our candidates.  We believe that the mental health and wellbeing of people is key to organisational success and sustainability,  as such we are committed to the following:

  • building and maintaining a workforce and culture that supports mental health and wellbeing and prevents discrimination
  • improving general knowledge and awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and behaviours
  • reducing stigma around mental health

It is important that all individuals take reasonable care of their own mental health and wellbeing, (including physical health) and ensure that their actions do not affect the health and safety of other people in the workplace.

At TPP Recruitment, we want our candidates to feel supported and proud of engaging with a recruitment business that has an awareness of the importance of wellbeing.  We know that there are challenges to be faced in the workplace as well as our personal lives and as such we want to provide you with some useful signposting that could be helpful in providing you with any support that you may need.

Please find below a directory of some useful resources by topic area:


Crisis and emotional support helplines for everyone

Mental health information helplines for everyone

Finding a therapist

Abuse (domestic violence, child, sexual abuse)

Addiction and substance misuse (alcohol, drugs, gambling)

General advice, information and support

General mental health

Learning disabilities

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

Nutrition & mental health

Older people

Personality disorder

Physical first aid

Psychosis

Refugees

Research and policy

Self-harm

Stigma

Students (higher education)

Suicide prevention

Young people


Crisis and emotional support helplines for everyone

Samaritans
The Samaritans provide emotional support for people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They allow people to talk about feelings of distress and despair and are confidential and offer non-judgemental support.

Phone116 123 (Freephone, 24 hours a day 7 days a week)


Mental health information helplines for everyone

Mind Infoline
Mind Infoline provides information on types of mental health issues, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.

Phone0300 123 3393 (Local call rates, 9am-6pm Mon-Fri)


Rethink Advice and Information Service
This service provides practical help and information on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, benefits, debt, criminal justice and carers’ rights.

Phone0300 5000 927 (Local call rates, 9:30am-4pm)
Emailbabcp@babcp.com


Finding a therapist

Counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists are listed in the Yellow Pages. The following organisations also have searchable national lists of therapists:

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies is a multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy.

Phone0161 705 4304


Counselling Directory
The Counselling Directory provides a free, confidential directory of trained, professional counsellors and therapists in the UK. It is possible to check if a counsellor found through this website is also registered with a professional/accreditation body.

Phone0844 8030 240


Abuse (domestic violence, child, sexual abuse)

NAPAC
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood provides support for people affected by sexual abuse in childhood through a dedicated support line, free online resources and training.

Phone0808 801 0331 (Freephone)
Emailsupport@napac.org.uk


Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis is a national charity supporting anyone who has experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any other kind of sexual violence. It runs local Rape Crisis helplines and centres across England and Wales, details of which can be found on their website.

Phone0808 802 999 (Freephone helpline)


Refuge
Refuge provide help and information about domestic violence. It runs a 24/7 domestic violence helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid. Refuge runs a number of safe houses for women and children escaping domestic violence as well as other services.

Phone0808 2000 247 (Freephone, 24 hours a day 7 days a week)
Emailhelpline@refuge.org.uk


Addiction and substance misuse (alcohol, drugs, gambling)

Addaction
Addaction supports adults, children, young adults and older people to make positive behavioural changes around alcohol, drugs, mental health and wellbeing.

Phone020 7251 5860
Emailinfo@addaction.org.uk


Drink Aware
Drink Aware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. The website has free drink trackers and tools to assess your own drinking levels.

Phone020 7766 9900
Emailcontact@drinkaware.co.uk


Narcotics Anonymous UK
Narcotics Anonymous runs self-help groups across the UK for anyone affected by drug use who wants to change, based on 12 step model of recovery.

Phone0300 999 1212 (Helpline, 10am-12am 7 days a week)
Emailmeetings@ukna.org


Anxiety

Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK is a national charity run by people with lived experience of anxiety, aiming to support everyone affected by anxiety through information and support. This includes talking therapies and self-help groups.

Phone08444 775 774 (Infoline, 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri)
Text07537 416 905


No Panic
No Panic is a charity which helps people who experience any kind of anxiety disorder. It specialises in self-help based recovery via their helpline and resources available on their website.

Phone0844 967 4848 (Helpline, 10am-10pm 7 days a week)
Phone01753 840 393 (Youth helpline for 13-20 year olds, 4pm-6pm Mon-Fri)


Armed Forces

ABF The Soldiers' Charity
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing support for every soldier or veteran and their families for life.

Phone020 7901 8900
Emailsupportercare@soldierscharity.org


Combat Stress
The UK’s leading Veteran’s mental health charity, providing treatment and support services for all ex service personnel, through a helpline, community and outreach support and several dedicated treatment centres.

Phone0800 138 1619 (Freephone, 24-hour helpline, 7 days a week)
Text07537 404 719
Emailcombatstress@rethink.org


Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes provides direct support for wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces and their families, including mental health support.

Phone: 01980 844 280

SSAFA
SSAFA is an independent charity which provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force, including running free and confidential helpline support.

Phone0800 731 4880 (Freephone helpline)


Bereavement

Bereavement Advice Centre
The Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people after a death in England and Wales. Their website and helpline provide help with the wide range of practical issues that need to be managed after a bereavement as well as signposting to other support.

Phone0800 634 9494 (Freephone helpline, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)


Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They run a helpline as well as bereavement counselling as well as facilitated self-help groups across the country.

Phone0808 808 1677 (Helpline, see website for opening hours)
Emailhelpline@cruse.org.uk


Dying Matters
Dying Matters is a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Phone: 0800 021 4466

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is the national charity to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. A self-help organisation which provides support via a range of means, including through a national helpline, via email and through running self-help groups.

Phone0300 111 5065 (Helpline, 9am-9pm 7 days a week)
Emailsobs.support@hotmail.com


Bipolar disorder

Bipolar UK
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, as well as their families and carers. Provide information through their website and via phone and also run national self-help support groups, online support and employment support.

Phone0333 323 3880
Emailinfo@bipolaruk.org


Carers

Carers Trust
The Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers. They work to support carers through a wide range of information, providing respite care services and online peer support, including dedicated community for young carers under 18.

Phone0844 800 4361
Emailsupport@carers.org


Carers UK
Carers UK aims to make life better for carers, by providing advice on a range of issues, including financial and practical matters relating to caring, and running an online peer support community of carers across the UK.

Phone08008 808 7777 (Freephone Adviceline, 10am-4pm Mon-Fri)


Creativity and mental health

Core Arts
Core Arts is a leading mental health day care service in Hackney, London, using arts and creativity to support people with mental health issues and enabling them to fulfil their potential and participate fully in their community.

Phone020 8533 3500


Sound Minds
London based Sound Minds is a social enterprise aiming to transform the lives of people experiencing mental ill health through participation in arts activity. Run by people with lived experience of mental ill health it runs sessions in music, visual arts, video editing and drama.

Phone020 7207 1786
Emailstaff@soundminds.co.uk


Crime victims

Victims' Information Service
The Victims’ Information Service is a free nationwide service which helps people find local support after a crime takes place. It brings together information on what will happen after reporting a crime, people that may be involved, help that should be provided and how to complain if something goes wrong.

Phone0808 168 923


Victim Support
Victim Support is an independent charity working towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They run a confidential free helpline for anyone affected by crime as well as emotional and practical support, including advice on reporting a crime and processes involved in going to court and what happens during a trial.

Phone0808 1689 111 (Freephone, 8pm-8am Mon-Fri, Weekends 24 hours)


Debt

Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service is a free independent service set up by the government that provides information on all money related matters via a helpline, online information and free web chats.

Phone0800 138 7777 (Freephone, 9am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9:30am-1pm Sat)


Depression

Depression UK
Depression UK is a national self-help organisation that offers support to everyone affected by depression.

Email info@depressionuk.org


Eating disorders

ABC (Anorexia & Bulimia Care)
Anorexia & Bulimia Care is a national UK eating disorders organisation providing ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders. Includes nutritional guidance/support and befriending services.

Phone0300 011 1213
Emailsupport@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk



MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too!)
MGEDT is a national charity raising awareness of eating disorders in men. Also provides peer support services for men affected by eating disorders.


Employment and mental health

Fit for Work
Fit for Work is a voluntary service that offers the wide working population access to occupational health (OH) advice and support. Employers can refer employees who’ve been off work for four weeks or more a free ‘fit for work’ assessment. On the website you will find more information, an employer’s guide and a stress risk assessment tool.

Phone0800 032 6235


Mind's guide to workplace mental health
Mental health charity Mind’s dedicated website section on workplace mental health provides guidance to help employers take care of themselves and their staff. Mind has also published the Employers’ Guide to Mentally Health Workplaces, which discusses what poor workplace wellbeing is, what a mentally healthy workplace looks like, and how to create mentally health workplaces. Available from: www.mind.org.uk/media/43719/EMPLOYERS_guide.pdf

Richmond Fellowship
The Richmond Fellowship is one of the largest voluntary sector organisations providing support for people with mental health problems. Its aim is to work towards a society that values everyone with mental health issues, through providing supported housing and employment support services to help people find work or stay in work.

Phone020 7697 3300


Family, parenting and relationships

Family Action
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. They aim to strengthen families and communities by building skills and resilience. Their support services include a focus on parental mental health issues, including issues such as perinatal depression.

Phone020 7254 6251
Emailinfo@family-action.org.uk


Relate
Relate is a national charity offering a range of services to help with couple and family relationships, including counselling support and therapy focusing on relationship issues.

Phone0300 100 1234


General advice, information and support

Citizen's Advice
Citizen’s Advice provides free, independent information and advice for people on money, legal, consumer, housing and other problems. Its website is searchable for local citizen’s advice bureaus and also has a dedicated web chat service.

Phone03444 111 444


Men's Health Forum
Men’s Health Forum provide free, independent health information focusing on male health issues, including particular projects around men’s mental health.


General mental health

Sane
Sane aims to improve the lives of anyone affected by mental illness through campaigning work, research and online support services.

Phone020 3805 1790 (General enquiries)
Emailinfo@sane.org.uk

 
Together for Mental Wellbeing
Together is a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues. It provides a range of specialist support services, including peer support services, accommodation-based support, criminal justice mental health services and advocacy.

Phone020 7780 7300
Emailcontact-us@together-uk.org


Learning disabilities

Mencap
Mencap works in partnership with people with a learning disability, their families and carers to provide a range of support services.

Phone0808 808 1111 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
Emailhelp@mencap.org.uk


Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Switchboard
This switchboard offers confidential support, information and referral services for the LGBT community, including online chat services.

Phone0300 330 0630 (Local call rates, 10am-11pm 7 days a week)


Stonewall
Stonewall supports all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people with a range of help and advice services and by working in partnership with businesses and communities to tackle issues related to discrimination.

Phone0800 050 2020 (Freephone information service)
Emailinfo@stonewall.org.uk


Nutrition & mental health

Food for the Brain
Food for the Brain are a charitable foundation raising awareness of the importance of optimum nutrition in mental health. They work to inform organisations and empower individuals to change their diet and lifestyle and take greater control of their own mental health. They also run the Brain Bio Centre, a not for profit clinic focusing on tailored nutrition support for people with mental health issues.

Phone0300 365 0130
Emailinfo@foodforthebrain.org


Older people

Age UK
AgeUK provides a range of information and support services for older people and those caring for them. Includes befriending services to combat loneliness in elderly people, which may contribute to mental health issues.

Phone0800 169 2081 (Freephone adviceline)


Alzheimer's Society
The Alzheimer’s Society provides a range of information and support services for anyone affected by dementia.

Phone0300 222 1122 (Helpline)
Emailenquiries@alzheimers.org.uk


Dementia UK
Dementia UK offers specialist one to one support and expert advice for people living with dementia, including nursing support through their team of Admiral Nurses.

Phone0800 888 6678 (Freephone)
Emaildirect@dementiauk.org


Personality disorder

Emergence
Emergence is a service user led organisation with the overarching aim of supporting all people affected by personality disorder, including service users, carers, family and friends and professionals.

Emailadmin@emergenceplus.org.uk


Personality disorder - no longer a diagnosis of exclusion
The website for the Department of Health’s National Personality Disorder Programme, which provides a range of resources, including a service finder and details of pilot projects relating to personality disorder.


Physical first aid

British Red Cross
The British Red Cross is one of the largest providers of accredited first aid training in the UK.

Phone0344 871 1111
Emailinformation@redcross.org.uk


St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity, with an aim to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.

Phone0844 770 4800 (For training course enquiries)


Psychosis

Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Action on Postpartum Psychosis is a network of women with lived experience of postnatal psychosis, professionals and academics in the field. It offers peer support to families affected by postnatal psychosis, raises awareness and supports research into its causes.

Phone020 3322 9900
Emailapp@app-network.org


Hearing Voices Network
The Hearing Voices Network is committed to helping people who hear voices, see visions and experience tactical sensations and those that support them. They run a range of self-help groups and deliver training for professionals and the general public.

Phone0114 271 8210
Emailinfo@hearing-voices.org


Refugees

Refugee Council
The Refugee Council is the UK’s largest organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers. Includes the provision of specialist therapeutic services targeted to the needs of these populations.

Phone020 7346 6700


Research and policy

Centre for Mental Health
The Centre for Mental Health is the UK’s leading authority in mental health research. Using research to change people’s lives.

Phone020 7827 8300
Emailcontact@centreformentalhealth.org.uk


Department of Health
The aim of the Department of Health is to help people to live better for longer. Its site provides information on health and social care policy and guidance publications and statistics.

Public Health England
Public Health England is the national public health agency. It aims to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Its site provides public health research and policy publications.


Self-harm

Harmless
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm, including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and families and professionals. Includes resources on alternative coping strategies.

Emailinfo@harmless.org.uk


Stigma

Time to Change
Time to Change is the main national anti-stigma campaign, run by leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.


Students (higher education)

Nightline
The Nightline Association provides listening, support and information helplines run by university students, for university students. Includes information about mental health related issues.


Suicide prevention

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
ASIST is a 2-day training course that teaches people how to intervene when someone is suicidal.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. They run a dedicated support line and online webchat for men who are experiencing emotional distress or who are in crisis. It also seeks to challenge a culture that prevents men from seeking help when they need it.

Phone0800 58 58 58 (Helpline, 5pm-midnight 7 days a week)
Emailinfo@thecalmzone.net


Young people

Anna Freud Centre
The Anna Freud Centre is a children’s mental health charity providing specialist help and training and carrying out research.

Phone020 7794 2313
Emailinfo@annafreud.org


Childline
Childline provides free confidential counselling and emotional support for children and young people. Online chat services with a counsellor are also available on the website.

Phone0800 1111 (Freephone 24 hours a day 7 days a week)


Place2Be
Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools to build children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.

Phone020 7923 5500
Emailenquiries@place2be.org.uk