Recognising the unique challenges faced by individuals with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, we’ve compiled a list of trusted organisations dedicated to providing support and resources for mental health and well-being.


Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They
campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding.

Helpline: 0300 123 3393

The Samaritans

Offers a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s
getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Helpline: 116 123 (free)

NHS Mental Health Services

The NHS provides mental health helplines and services for all, including those with
chronic health conditions.

Helpline: 111 (non-emergency)
Website: NHS Mental Health Services

Other Mental Health Support Resources

Rethink Mental Illness

  • Offers support and advice for people living with mental health conditions.

Anxiety UK


  • Offers emotional support, guidance, and information to anyone affected by mental illness.

Versus Arthritis

  • While primarily focused on arthritis, they also provide resources for the emotional and mental impact of living with these conditions.

Arthritis Foundation’s Live Yes! Arthritis Network

This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute medical advice. We encourage you to speak with a qualified healthcare professional for personalised advice and support. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and we are not responsible for the content of external sites.

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