Mental Wellbeing Resources

Mental Wellbeing Resources- Local and National (updated May 2023)

Mental wellbeing impacts everyone. At Transforming Notts Together, we have worked with partners to produce a guide of resources to aid mental wellbeing. It is by no means an exhaustive list. Some of the resources were developed in response to Covid-19 and are still relevant now. Many are general principles to help mental health at any time. Some resources are faith-based and address the spiritual component of wellbeing, others are more generic. These resources are not solely for the use of those with mental ill-health, but to support the wellbeing of mental health in its wholeness.

Please note- we are not mental health professionals and, although we have chosen resources from well known organisations, we would advocate contacting your GP as a first port of call if you are struggling with mental ill-health, or the new Countywide 24/7 mental health helpline which is is 0808 196 3779.


Local Resources- Ask Lion

This comprehensive directory from local government, in conjunction with the NHS, contains practical ways to support your mental health as well as signposting to specific support for anxiety, loneliness, suicidal thoughts and a host of other challenges that contribute to mental ill-health like debt and domestic violence.

Ask Lion, or an appointment with your GP, is a great first step to getting the support you or a loved one needs.

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Suicide Help

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, Samaritans or The Tomorrow Project are great sources of support.

Samaritans can be contacted free from any phone on 116123 (24/7 support) or email (may take a few days for response) for support from trained volunteers. Visit for other ways to reach out.

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential suicide prevention project that has been set up to support individuals and communities to prevent suicide. Suicide is a decision that someone makes to end their life when they feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, when the struggles they face seem too difficult or painful or they have run out of options.


If you would like support, but feel safe at this time, you can also contact us via the contact page in the bar above or email us directly via You can also look at our self help page for advice and ideas of how to support yourself in the meantime. You are not alone, and things can get better even if it feels too difficult right now.

(Please note, this email is not set up to provide 24 hour support, so in an emergency please call 999, contact your GP or visit an A&E department)


Crisis Support in Nottinghamshire

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHT)

If you encounter someone with severe mental health conditions, then CRHT provides a 24 hour, seven day crisis resolution service that offers assessments to people with significant mental illness who would otherwise be admitted to hospital.


0808 196 3779

Phone lines are open:

24 hours per day, 7 days per week

For children and young people

Call the CAMHS Crisis number: 0115 844 0560

If you, or the person you are concerned about are already being seen by our services, regardless of age, or you feel you need emergency treatment:

During office hours call the local number for your area:

Support for Men

Enlighten the Shadows

Enlighten the Shadows (ETS) is a Nottingham born charity aimed at supporting men's mental health, from anxious thoughts all the way to suicidal thoughts. They support over 500 men, locally, nationally and even internationally, through their online platform and private Facebook group.

In this video, Rory explains how ETS was birthed out of his own painful experience and his passion to help prevent suicides in men by creating space for Real Men, Real Talk. Nothing is off limits in the supportive groups and this charity is growing at an incredible rate. Rory shares his thoughts on Mental health within a faith context and how mighty men and women of the Bible, who have had their own mental struggles, give him inspiration.

Ways to Connect

ETS have platforms on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, email and a website. Click on the links below to get involved!







Website: https://www.enlightentheshadow...

Community Spaces

Loneliness and isolation is well-known to contribute to a downturn in mental wellbeing. Renew Wellbeing and Places of Welcome both offer free local spaces where you can be with others, or complete a quiet activity on your own, with a free cup of tea.

Places of Welcome

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. There are currently 47 across Nottinghamshire, in churches, libraries and other community buildings. They are free to attend and provide simple refreshments and a friendly face. To find one local to you, click on the link below.


Renew Wellbeing

Renew provides welcoming and inclusive spaces in partnership with mental health teams to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. Renew spaces are simple cafe style spaces run by local churches where hobbies and activities are shared or co-produced. The first Renew café was set up in West Bridgford and continues to run – see details below. For a full list of venues, please visit

Feel free to drop in:

37 Abbey Road, West Bridgford, NG2 5NG

Opening times:

Mondays – Thursdays 9.00am – 3.00pm


Positive Pinboard

If you respond well to creating, why not conjure up your very own positive pinboard? Positive memes or quotes can be very powerful in focusing the mind away from anxiety triggers, to things that bring you joy. Action for Happiness have helpful tips on their website, including active coping calendars and 10 keys to happier living. If you are a visual person, pin up pictures that make you happy. If music moves you, maybe create a happy playlist on a music platform that will motivate and inspire. Perhaps baking or crafting makes you happy. How about dusting off the recipe books or linking up with a local project to knit, crochet or stitch for those in need?