If you're experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help.
The Heera Foundation are not able to provide individual or emergency support for people in crisis. But here are lots of organisations that can:
We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Beliefs & Values
Beliefs that guide our thinking:
PAPYRUS believes that many young suicides are preventable
PAPYRUS believes that no young person should suffer alone with thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
PAPYRUS believes that no one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide
PAPYRUS believes that everyone can play a role in preventing young suicide.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Because of Mind, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to our information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. We’re building on change, but we know there is much more to do.
Maytree aims to alleviate suffering and help people in suicidal crisis to re-engage with life and to restore hope.
Maytree supports people through a suicidal crisis
We provide a safe place and a chance to rest, reflect and be heard without judgment
To reduce the risk of suicide
To help guests consider their options and develop their resilience
About Sikh Helpline
With the eternal blessings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Sikh Helpline, has over 20 years developed itself to be the primary point of contact for members of the Sikh community in dealing with a range of issues. We are a registered charity and have branches across the UK, including Birmingham, Leicester, London and Bradford.
The Sikh Helpline (SHL) is a registered charity and works independently according to its own policies and mission statement. The helpline offers a free and confidential helpline service to those in need, regardless of whether the caller is of a Sikh background or not. Our service is one of listening and has developed expertise in dealing with cases covering, among many others:
Domestic abuse (sexual, physical or emotional)
Child abuse (sexual, physical or emotional)
Kakaar issues at school
Substance abuse (including drugs and alcohol)
Depression and mental health issues.
SHL receives many calls from women and children who are suffering from domestic violence and abuse.
Our team includes a number of Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists who work in the NHS and privately with children, adults and families. We also work closely with other organisations in the area and have a number of associates across the UK that we can refer you on to depending on your location and needs.
We would like to share information, guidance and other resources about mental health issues which may be affecting the British Punjabi Sikh communities. Our hopes are that we can empower these communities to detect and manage mental health more effectively. We are eager to work with other organisations to accomplish these aims.
We are interested in sharing our research looking at the Sikh community’s understanding of mental health issues. Some of our research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, shared on BBC Radio and disseminated at various educational establishments.
TarakĪ was founded by Shuranjeet Singh Takhar, a graduate student at the University of Oxford. After his personal experience with mental health difficulty as a student, he wanted to ensure that individuals and communities would have access to the necessary support systems to help them manage their mental health in a better, more efficient way.
TarakĪ wants to bring forward discussion about mental health to break down the negative stereotypes and assumptions associated with it. From this, we can begin to tackle mental health difficulties more effectively within the community. Moving forward, it is imperative that the Punjabi community work together to instigate real change in how mental health is understood and treated, much to the benefit of individuals, families, and friends.
We are Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health. Still too many people are made to feel ashamed or isolated because they have a mental health problem but we're here to change that.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group works to promote and support positive health and wellbeing and we are committed to making sure that the services and facilities we provide are of the highest possible quality and that they continue to develop to meet the needs of the communities we serve.