Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link
Promoting awareness of medicines that can harm mental health

Support resources


Please refer to information below, to the list on the left of the page and to the other headings above. We hope you will find information that is of help to you

HELPLINES & Web Sites for Support and information

- Bereavement

- Residential Centres

- Support & Information for Benzodiazepines & SSRIs side-effects & withdrawal

- Advocacy and Mediation for Health Issues

- Litigation

- Information about Psychotropic Drugs 

- Mental Health Advocacy

SAMARITANS  Whatever you're going through, call free any time, from any phone 
call - 116 123.
   24hr service for anyone feeling distressed and wishing to speak to someone

24 Hour service
For anyone feeling distressed and wishing to speak to someone or email

0800 1111
Free and confidential helpline for children and young people

Mental Health information
Telephone infoline: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
9 to 6pm Mon to Fri -

MIND CYMRU 029 2039 5123

MIND Legal Advice Line
0300 466 6463 
9 to 6pm Mon to Fri
Website holds a database of many local groups

Fluoroquinolone  Quinolone Toxicity Support UK Group Cipro and other names for these drugs, used as every day antibiotics in spite of severe official warnings about possible serious adverse reactions they may cause.

Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry list of support groups

Residential Centre for those at risk of suicide - self referal

Maytree Respite Centre for anyone who is suicidal
72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG
020 7263 7070 
Confidential telephone advice or residential self-referral.

Support & Information for Benzos & SSRIs

Why addiction is not a good word for those who find it difficult to reduce or stop Banzodiazepine, Z drugs or SSRI and similar antidepressant drugs - please watch this video from BenzoBrains

Bristol & Districts Tranquilliser Project 
0117 950 0020
10am to 3.30pm Mon to Thurs 
Telephone counselling & Support Groups                                                           

BAT  Battle Against Tranquillisers
0117 950 0020

10am to 3.30pm
Confidential helpline to talk to someone with considerable knowledge or email  

Bereavement Support

Compassionate Friends
0345 123 2304
10am to 4pm & 7pm to10pm
Telephones always answered by a bereaved parent or email

SOBS  ( Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide )
National Helpline 0300 111 5065
9am to 9pm every day

Cruse Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677

Advocacy and Mediation for Health Issues

POhWER for NHS Complaints Advocacy
0300 456 2370 charged at local rate 

OPAAL  is Older Person's Advocacy Alliance
07952 100034 

 Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender Mental Health Advocacy

Tel: 01273 234839


Voice Ability - for vulnerable and marginalised people
NHS Complaints Advocacy 0300 330 5454
Find out your local support team  call  01223 555800 
NHS Complaints Advocacy 0300 330 5454 

Rethink Mental Illness
0121 522 7007 Supporter care (general enquiries) 
9am to 5.00pm Mon to Fri
0300 5000 927 (local rate call) Advice Service 
Open 9.30am to 4pm Mon to Fri 

Advocate for Mental Health
020 8969 3000


Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
 0345 123 2352.
10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Pharmacy information about psychotropic drugs

Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust Psychiatric Medication Helpline

020 3228 2317  9am to 5pm weekdays only excluding Bank Holidays

Medicines Information Service for HCPs and patients
in Central & NW London NHS Foundation Trust area only

020 8206 7270 weekdays only to 4pm

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