Help & Advice
Welcome to our help page.
Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing isn’t always easy and it’s rarely achieved by following a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. We’re all different, and what works for someone else may not work for you.
This is why we share our experiences and knowledge sought from others with you, so you have enough information to be able to explore and find the approach that best suits you.
Please note that this page isn’t designed to treat your addiction or mental health condition but contains advice based on our experiences with addiction and recovery.
For additional support, we have included a list of specialist organisations and useful contacts at the bottom of this page that you can reach out to if you are suffering from a mental illness or need further help with your emotional wellbeing.
Alongside reading about our experiences, please seek the help of a professional if you feel like you’re struggling with your mental health.
Our support Line
If after reading this information you think you need further help or guidance, we can book you in for a support call.
Our support line is available and operates 3 times a week but we keep one day out of the booking system for follow-up calls that are required.
When booking You will be given a 30 minute slot, whilst we will do our best to call at the time stated, due to the nature of calls and issues we face it may not be exact.
The support line offers a safe place for you to open up and on the call, we can provide information, guidance, support, as well as access to our partnered treatment providers.
To book a call use the form below:
Note: this is not an emergency or crisis response line, this is a non-emergency support, advice and guidance line – if you are at crisis point please review our help page for a list of organsiation who can help urgently or call 999.
For further information or if you have any questions please email Support@whysup.co.uk
In addition, please check out the help resources on specific issues and other useful organsiations below.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ADVICE
“By the time I realised there was a problem I had lost the ability to stop or control myself.”
Do you need to change your relationship with drugs or alcohol? Are you unsure? Read our advice page for Liam’s story of substance abuse and helpful guidance.
PROBLEM GAMBLING ADVICE
If you have lost more than you can afford, chased losses & borrowed money, felt guilty about what you have gambled on, felt related stress and anxiety or fallen out with friends and family because of your gambling, read this.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING ADVICE
We always recommend you seek advice from a few different sources to get the most appropriate help. Here is a list of starting points for getting help with your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDER ADVICE
Anybody is susceptible to developing an eating disorder, and they come in many different forms. It’s important to be able to recognise an eating disorder when it’s taking hold and seek help.
Here’s a list of links and helpful contacts for support and information on drugs, alcohol, gambling, mental health and general wellbeing.