National support helplines & websites
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm) Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk
Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.ocduk.org
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) Website: www.papyrus-uk.org
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.refuge.org.uk
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
National Gambling Helpline
Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight) Website: www.begambleaware.org
Phone: 0333 150 3456 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends) Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.cruse.org.uk
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm
to 9.30pm) Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.victimsupport.org
Eating disorders – Beat
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm) Website: www.familylives.org.uk
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Website: www.relate.org.uk