Trusted resources


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis - which Bolster's own Will and Ben are currently doing. With over 54 million messages processed to date, they’re incredibly experienced in helping people from a moment of crisis to a moment of calm. That's why we trust them and their content. 

Find out more here or watch their founder, Nancy Lublin, talk about it here.  

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help anyone under the age of 25 take on any challenge they're facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Young people can talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline. We like them because they are experts in talking to young people, 1 million of whom come to them each year looking for advice and support, and use a digital first approach, making use of online forums, chat, digital training and content. 

Find out more here

MQ: Transforming mental health through research

MQ is the first major UK charity funding much-needed scientific research to transform the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. Their vision is to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented. They have an amazing community of supporters and an international network of talented researchers to make that vision a reality. 

Find out more here or watch their Youtube video here.  


Mind is the UK's largest mental health charity, providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

They also operate a network of 135 local Minds, which support over 513,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. 

Find out more here and find a local Mind here