If you have been affected by any of the issues raised by tonight's programme and want to be put in contact with an organisation that can provide information and support, you can call the BBC Action Line.
It is recommended that you do not stop taking any medication before consulting with a doctor.
The Action Line no is: 08000 688 456
The Action Line is open from 7am until midnight everyday. When the Action Line is out of hours, or when all advisors are busy on other calls, callers will be offered details of other relevant organisations.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. It works for a better life for people diagnosed, labelled or treated as mentally ill. It does this through campaigning, community development, training, publishing, and a comprehensive information service. (Mind does not cover Scotland and focuses on mental health problems rather than learning difficulties.
15 -19 Broadway
Tel. 020 8519 2122
5-19 Cowbridge Road East
Tel: 029 2039 5123
Arthur Rank Centre
c/o National Agricultural Centre
Tel. 024 7641 4366
Fax: 024 7641 4369
P.O. Box 1596
Telephone Helpline: 020 8554 9004
SupportLine is a telephone helpline which provides confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults on any issue. Some of the issues which they receive calls on relate to relationships, family problems, child abuse, eating disorders, self harm, mental health, anger and stress.
40 Adler Street
National Helpline: 0845 767 8000 (daily, noon-2am)
SANE provides a national telephone helpline offering information and support for anyone coping with mental health problems.
Tel: 0151 286 9884
This is a registered charity giving national cover. CITA support those who wish to withdraw from Benzodiazepine tranquillisers, sleeping tablets and anti depressants. They endeavour to raise awareness in society to the problems of addiction to prescribed drugs, but especially tranquillisers and sleeping tablets by campaigning and by giving talks, running workshops and sending out literature. They also have extensive information on SSRI's such as Prozac.
35 Westminster Bridge Road
A UK charity offering information to people with depression, run by sufferers.
ADVERSE PSYCHIATRIC REACTIONS LINK (APRIL)
PO Box 2082
In the light of the expected large volume of calls April on this occasion would prefer people to write in for information.
This is a small charity who would appreciate a small donation to cover the cost of postage for a factsheet with information and a list of support groups. April supports and gives information to anyone suffering from adverse drug reactions, interractions and withdrawal symptoms - to any medication or anaesthesia. They specialise in the area of psychiatric side effects.
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 - local rates
Textphone 08457 90 91 92 UK
(1850 60 90 91 Republic Ireland)
Anonymous E-Mail: email@example.com
The Samaritans is a registered charity giving national cover and including Ireland. They aim to provide confidential emotional support for people in crisis. Contact can be by phone or post. Information is dispatched free of charge.
Cardinal Heenan Centre
326 High Road
Helpline No: 0208 514 1177 (answer phone out of hours)
Open: Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00 and 19:00 - 22:00
A national confidential counselling line for children, young people and adults on any issue including family, marriage and relationships problems, child abuse, rape and sexual assault, depression and anxiety.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS
The RCP has a number of factsheets on mental health problems that can be downloaded from their site.
30 Tabernacle Street
Helpline No: 0208 974 6814 (Open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday)
Formerly known as the National Schizophrenia Fellowship, Rethink's National Advice Service is staffed by experienced advisors with knowledge about all areas to do with mental illness. The service is open between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.