Mental Health Resources

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Your mental health is important. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed or finding life difficult, it is important to ask for professional help from someone who is trained to look after mental health and wellbeing. Seeking support from a trained professional can help you to manage any feelings or mental health problems by putting some coping strategies in place.

As UFOP: Starbase 118 is comprised of players from many countries, our fleet has compiled the following resources to direct members to in times of personal hardship or crisis.


See also: Mental Health in Australia
  • Head to Health: Australian Government's digital mental health gateway, which brings together apps, online programs, online forums, phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources from Australia's most trusted mental health organisations.
  • Lifeline: A charity providing all experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour web-based, SMS and telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • Kids Helpline: Confidential and anonymous 24/7 telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
  • Headspace: Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
  • QLife: Free telephone and web-based services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.
  • BeyondBlue: Telephone support, information and resources for people dealing with depression or anxiety.
  • Mensline: Free 24-hour professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.
  • Open Arms: An online suite of self help mental health tools by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.

United Kingdom

  • Mind: A mental health charity aiming to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
  • The Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme (VRMHP): Provides assessment and treatment advice for UK veterans (who have deployed since 1982) and reserves who have been deployed overseas since 1 January 2003 as a reservist, and believe that their deployment may have affected their mental health.
  • Samaritans: A charity which offers web-based and telephone contact and support for anyone who needs to talk.
  • Childline: A charity which provides web-based and telephone contact and support for the under-18s.
  • The Mix: A charity which provides web-based and telephone contact and support for the under-25s.
  • SANE: A charity offering web-based, text and telephone contact and support for people with mental health problems and their carers.
  • LGBT Foundation: A charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
  • Mermaids: A charity offering advice support and information to gender-diverse children, young people and their families.
  • NHS Mental Health Portal: NHS portal for mental health and wellbeing which offers advice, self-help and where to get urgent help if needed.
  • Further Helplines and Resources : List of charities offering support for a wide variety of issues including specific mental health problems, eating disorders, abuse, substance abuse and addiction, and parenting, relationship and family difficulties.

United States

  • Crisis Text Line: Available for any crisis, Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained crisis counselor.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • US Government website with resources on mental health.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: A free, confidential resource available to anyone, with responders specially trained and experienced in helping veterans of all ages and circumstances.
  • Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (US Military Veterans): Free consultation, support, and resources that promote therapeutic best practices for providers working with veterans at risk of suicide.