Mental Health Support Services in Nottingham

Mental Health Support Services in Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helplines / Urgent Mental Health Support Services  

The crisis line number is 0808 196 3779 and is available to anyone in a mental health crisis anytime 24/7, anywhere across Nottinghamshire - calls are answered by the crisis team.

The national No Panic Helpline operates between 10:00-22:00 daily on 0300 772 9844.

Several crisis sanctuaries are open in certain parts of Nottinghamshire on different days, normally 18:00-00:00, and there is one in Nottingham City and Beeston. Each Crisis Sanctuary provides recovery-focused crisis support in a trusted space for people who require out of hours mental health support. Nottingham Crisis Sanctuaries | Turning Point ( It is a drop-in and a phone service (0115 844 1846) when open.  

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential, community-based suicide prevention, intervention and post intervention service that help and support patients in times of real struggle. Referrals are made by email or by 0115 880 0280 and a member of the team will response within one working day. This is not an immediate service and calls not answered 24/7 as the service is open weekdays 9-5 The service has launched an OOH drop-in service for anyone of all ages at risk of self-harm and suicide to access emotional and practical support. This operates every Monday and Thursday between 18:00-23:00 and referral via or call/text 07925 584 716.


In the event of being unable to keep yourself please attend the Emergency Department to see the mental health team there but if you able to please call the 24/7 mental health helpline first.


NHS Talking therapy services  

Talking therapies help the following common mental health conditions (and many, many more). No referral needed as self-referrals made online, and the service is available free on the NHS. Therapy is either CBT or counselling and all referrals are made by the patient as they work on a self-referral basis.

    • Anxiety.  

    • Anger management.  

    • Depression.  

    • Eating disorder (currently stable or as a secondary diagnosis).  

    • Obsessive compulsive disorder.  

    • Panic disorder.  

    • Phobias.  

    • Post-traumatic stress disorder


Local talking therapy providers are:  

Insight Healthcare 0300 555 5582   

Trent PTS 0115 8963160  

Let’s Talk Wellbeing 0115 956 0888  


The Human Flourishing Project provides free psychotherapy and counselling to adults in Nottingham. Therapy is provided by both qualified therapists and therapists currently training at the University. Unfortunately, they cannot offer therapy to staff or students at the University of Nottingham due to their research links to the University but can see patients who are not a University of Nottingham staff member or student. 


Base 51 (a charity) also support younger people aged 12-25 needing counselling, support, and group work. They do offer some drop-in sessions, have a waiting list, and provide LGBTQ specific support as well. Young People's Charity | Base 51 | Nottingham


Neurodiversity appointments:

If you are seeking a referral for ADHD and/or Autism, please speak to the practice reception team to request a pre-screening appointment for potential referral. Please note that specialist pre-screening appointments cannot be booked online.


Centre for Clinical Interventions:  

Written by Clinical Psychologists giving great advice over eighteen different mental health areas with very detailed information sheets, workbooks and worksheets.  

Dealing with Distress Resources:  

Anxiety Resources: 

Depression Resources: 

Panic Resources: 

Gratitude Journaling Resources: 

Unhelpful Thinking Resources: 

 Relaxation techniques: 

Mental Health Audio Guides:  

Sleeping Difficulty Resources:  

Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga introductory videos:  

Stress Resources:  

NottAlone Mental Health Website 

This is a good website which offers lots of advice on common mental health presentations You are NottAlone | NottAlone 


Offers services to people who self-harm, and staff have personal, supportive/or professional experience of self-harming. Harmless have an ever-increasing range of resources and now have a Harmless DVD, out of harm’s way, which can be used by people who self-harm to promote recovery. E-mail ;  


Nottingham Recovery Network:  

Support, advice and treatment for people experiencing alcohol and/or drug misuse difficulties – they work on a self-referral basis. 0800 0665362.  


Suicide Prevention Services:  

Papyrus is the UK charity for prevention of young suicides (under 35’s) - Call: 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860 039 967  


CAMHS (Child+Adolescent Mental Health) Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team:  

Service available for young people (under 18’s) experiencing a mental health crisis or needing urgent support – calls can be made by either the young person or an adult. Available 24/7 on 0115 8440560.



The campaign against living miserably is a charity which supports men struggling with mental health difficulties. 0800 585858.  



Available 24/7 for people that are currently struggling with mental health difficulties. 116123 Local branch 


The following services are also available for University of Nottingham students (only).  

University Counselling Service:  

Offers help to students experiencing personal, emotional or mental health problems in either a group or individual environment. 0115 9513685.  

Self help resources: Self-Help Resources - The University of Nottingham   

Podcasts: Podcasts - The University of Nottingham  

Workshops and groups: Workshops and groups - The University of Nottingham



Anonymous, confidential listening and information service, run by students for students, and available every night of term time from 19:00-08:00. 0115 9514985 or text 07786 208408.  


School Welfare Officer:  

Each school has wellbeing officers who can help provide a range of support to students. 


Chaplaincy Support:  

Whatever a student’s faith, or if they have no at all, the chaplains offer spiritual and pastoral support. 0115 9513931  


Mental Health Advisory Service:

Students can be referred by University staff to the service for mental health support and guidance.



Provides information how students can improve their mental health by a variety of methods.  

Eating Disorders in Student Services (EDISS):  

For students with mild to moderate eating difficulties / disorder. No formal diagnosis required. E-mail 


Mental Health Ebooks:  

There is a wide range of mental health Ebooks available within the University library:  


Togetherall (peer and professional support):  

Togetherall is designed to help people get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer-to-peer and professional support (from clinicians), plus a range of courses and tools to help people self-manage their wellbeing. Simply go to and join with your academic email address. Register as student | Account | Togetherall

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