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National Mental Health Helplines
For additional or emergency support
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
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Help for men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences to live healthier, happier lives.
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
Alumina (previously SelfHarm UK)
Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people (14-19 year olds) struggling with self-harm.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 0333 150 3456
Support for eating disorders
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably is leading a movement against suicide for men.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Mental health support for veterans and their families.
Tel: 0800 138 1619
Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.
Tel: 0345 123 2304
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677
An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to adults in the UK with a trans partner, friend or adult family member who is considering or undergoing transition, or who has transitioned.
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222
Support for LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.
Tel: LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
Tel: Conversion Therapy Helpline 0800 130 3335
Tel: LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040
Fellowship of people who have a compulsive gambling problem.
Tel: 0330 094 0322
Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.
Tel: 0808 8020 133
Hearing Voices Network
For people who hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual perceptions.
A lifeline for victims of elder abuse, offering information, advice and support for those who suspect that an older person is being abused or for older people who are being abused.
Tel: 0808 808 8141
Free text 078 6005 2906
Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.
Tel: 0345 3 30 30 30
Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse
Men’s Advice Line
Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
Tel: 0808 8010 327
Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Tel: 0330 097 0654
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111
Information, advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
The UK's leading support service for young people under 25 offering help with all aspects of life.
Tel: 0808 808 4994
Crisis Text Messenger: text THEMIX to 85258.
Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
Tel: 0800 980 1958
National Gambling Helpline
Free, confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s – gambling.
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.
Phone: 0300 999 1212
National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK
A helpline offering a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide.
Phone: 0800 689 5652
National Self-Harm Network
Support for individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life, and to support and provide information for the families and carers of individuals who self-harm.
Nightlines are student-run listening and information services, open at night when other support services may be closed. If you're a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service.
No Panic offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders.
Helpline Number: 0300 772 9844
Youth Line: 0330 606 1174
Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for children and young people (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Support and information for people with OCD.
Helpline: 0300 636 5478
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Helpline: 01332 588 112
One in Four
A specialist support charity for childhood survivors and current survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, abuse and trauma.
Helpline: 0800 121 7114
Providing hope and help for young people with thoughts of suicide.
Young Suicide Prevention
Tel: 0800 068 4141
An organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales for women and girls. They also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Advice on dealing with domestic violence for women and children.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
The UK's largest provider of relationship support.
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Freephone: 0808 801 0525
Helpline: 0345 6000 459
Revenge Porn Helpline
A UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn.
A leading UK mental health charity working to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000
For women and girls affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family member.
Self Injury Helpline: 0808 800 8088
Text: 07537 432444
A free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.
It is free to text Shout from all major mobile networks in the UK.
SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide
Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.
National Helpline: 0300 111 5065
The UK’s student mental health charity, empowering students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.
Help for sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened.
Tel: 0203 598 3898
An online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
Contact them online.
A resource to help victims of abuse, fraud, and other injustices find the support they need to move forward in their lives.
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.
Online Chat available
Mental health charity committed to improving children's wellbeing and mental health. Information on child and adolescent mental health under 25. Services for parents and professionals.
YoungMinds Textline: Text YM to 85258
Parents' helpline: 0808 802 5544
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