More information and advice on mental health

Other resources on this website that you may find useful include the booklet HIV, mental health and emotional wellbeing. This is available to read online, to download as a PDF, or to view in a PDF reader. Many HIV clinics and organisations in the UK also have copies of the print edition of this booklet, so you could ask them for a free copy. Or, you can contact us on 020 7837 6988 or email info@nam.org.uk to request one.

In partnership with the Terrence Higgins Trust, we produced a booklet called Your feelings. This is available to read online or to download as a PDF. This booklet is out of print, but you may find that your HIV clinic or organisation still has some print copies. 

For an overview of our resources, our news and news from other sources on the subject of HIV and mental health, visit our topics page on mental health and emotional health.

Other online information

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ website includes useful factsheets on subjects including depression, postnatal depression, anxiety, panic and phobias and physical illness and mental health. Their website is: www.rcpsych.ac.uk

The NHS website has lots of useful information on mental health, wellbeing and talking therapies. Their website is: www.nhs.uk 

The national mental health charity, Mind, has information on a wide range of mental health issues online. Their website is: www.mind.org.uk

Want to talk to someone?

The HIV charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust runs a helpline called THT Direct, which may be a useful source of support, information and advice to you. It is open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 8pm. Calls are confidential and you can talk to advisers about the situation you are in, how you are feeling and any questions you may have. They can also advise you on what support services may be available to you near where you live. The number is 0808 802 1221.

SANE runs a mental health helpline, providing support and information every day from 6pm to 11pm. Its number is 0845 767 8000. You can also email SANE to ask for support.

Samaritans offer a 24-hour source of support. Their number is 08457 90 90 90 or you can email them at jo@samaritans.org.

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This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.