SANE Mental Health Helpline
SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
We are open every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.
SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations, thoughts and emotions. We deal with the full spectrum of mental illness from anxiety and depression through to eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis and suicide.
Helpline volunteers are empathic and non-judgemental, providing a space for you to talk about any aspect of your mental health, or the mental health of someone you care about.
Getting through to the mental health helpline: It may be easier to get through after 8pm on weeknights; it may also be easier to get through on Saturday and Sunday nights.
From April 2015, the helpline is now a local-rate, 0300 number. Calling the helpline costs no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers from a landline, and is included in inclusive and free minutes on mobiles.
Please go to our website for further information.