If you have reached this page, it may be because you need support during a difficult time.  I am not always available to respond immediately, and EPIC Wellbeing does not provide a crisis service.


If you are suicidal or in crisis, or you require urgent attention in relation to your mental health, please contact your own GP during opening hours.


Out of hours contacts –

NHS24: 111

Breathing Space – 0800 838587

Samaritans – 116 123, – 24-hour confidential support for anyone experiencing distress or despair.

Hub of Hope – search by postcode and find mental health support near you.

If you are unable to keep yourself safe, please call an ambulance or the police. Alternatively, you can go yourselves to A&E and ask to speak to someone from the Psychiatric Team. 


Useful Mental Health Websites:

Anxiety UK – support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Bipolar UK – helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Men’s Health Forum – 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Mental Health Foundation – information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Mind – promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Mind the Men – a suicide prevention peer support group where men (18+) can meet in a safe place to talk about their challenges be listened to and feel supported.

No Panic – charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

OCD Action – support for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Rethink – Mental Illness support and advice for people living with mental illness.

SANE – emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

Online Self-help:

Living Life To The Full free online courses covering low mood and stress and all the common linked problems this causes.

Drink Aware helping you make decisions about your drinking.

Mood Gym a free interactive, self-help program that provides cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help users prevent and cope with depression.

NHS Inform – Identifying, treating and managing mental health problems and disorders.

Rehab Recovery a free information service to help people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, and who may need alcohol rehab assistance.