Mental Health UK & Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

We work better, when we feel better. That’s why we’re encouraging you to #DownTools and call it a day, when the day’s done.

In an emergency?

For urgent medical attention please call 999 or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department.

You can also find contact details for nationwide helplines on this page.

Taking time to identify the pressures in our lives and addressing them is a good way to understand and look after our mental health. That’s why we’re working with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on a campaign to recognise that we can all do with some time away from the daily grind and call it a day, when the day’s done.

So why not hit the brakes, pour yourself a brew, because there is no shame in giving work a rest to #DownTools with us.

Live your best working life

It’s easy for work to get on top of us, and the stress can eventually lead to further mental health problems. We’ve got lots of tips and ideas to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing so you can be your best at work.

Manage stress and burnout

The lines between work and home life have become increasingly blurred recently. Many of us are working longer hours, and we may be more prone to extreme levels of stress. Read our tips for managing stress and preventing ‘burnout’.

Mental health conditions

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a mental health condition you may be looking for more information. Our online advice and information is a great place to learn more about symptoms and treatments, in a clear and simple way.

Support with money worries

In a recent survey, 81% told us that money worries are a big contributor to burnout. Our award-winning Mental Health & Money Advice service offers clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

Make a donation to Mental Health UK

£10 could help Mental Health UK recruit volunteers to help moderate Clic, so members can feel welcome, listened to, and supported throughout their session

£20 could allow 50 people access to the Mental Health and Money Advice website where they can find support and resources to improve their financial and mental health

£30 could allow us to promote an online support group on social media, connecting people who are feeling isolated and may be experiencing mental health problems for the first time.

How much would you like to donate?

£3 a month could help us promote an online support group on Clic, connecting people who may be feeling isolated or experiencing a mental health crisis for the first time

£7 a month could help a specialist advisor offer tailored advice, information and support to someone for their mental health and money problems

£10 a month could help two people be part of a peer support group for a year, offering them acceptance and reassurance

How much would you like to donate monthly?

UK helplines

If you or someone you know needs urgent support for their mental health you can find the most appropriate numbers to call below.



Telephone 111



Telephone 116123


NHS Direct

Telephone 0845 46 47


Samaritans Wales

Telephone 116123

0808 164 0123


NHS 24

Telephone 111


Breathing Space

Telephone 0800 83 85 87

Northern Ireland


Telephone 0808 808 8000


Telephone 116123

Non-urgent support

For non-urgent support, you can contact our local helplines and speak to one our friendly advisers - or join our online peer-support community, Clic.

Local helplines

For non-urgent support, you can contact our local helplines, operated by our four founding charities across the UK.


We believe that no one should feel lonely or isolated. Through our free online community, Clic, we are here for you around the clock. Clic has helped thousands of people across the UK connect and support each other. The platform is also moderated 24/7, keeping users safe.

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