Helplines and useful websites

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Age UK

Providing services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/
0800 169 2081

Alcoholics Anonymous
Concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the AA fellowship for help.
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
0800 9177 650
[email protected]

Alzheimer’s Society
Providing advice, information and support to those effected by Dementia.
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
0300 222 1122

Anxiety UK
Offering support, advice and information on a range of anxiety and anxiety based depression conditions.
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
08444 775 774
Text: 07537 416 905

Beat
Providing support to anyone affected by eating disorders.
https://www.b-eat.co.uk/
0345 634 1414 (for adults)
0345 634 7650 (for under 18 years of age)
[email protected]

Bipolar UK
Dedicated to supporting individuals, their families and carers with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/
0333 323 3880
[email protected]

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
A professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy and works toward a better standard of therapeutic practice.
http://www.bacp.co.uk/

British Psychoanalytic Council
A professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
https://www.bpc.org.uk/

British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Supports reproductive choice by advocating and providing services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancy with contraception or by abortion.
https://www.bpas.org/
03457 30 40 30

British Psychological Society
A representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology.
http://www.bps.org.uk/

CALM
A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the biggest single killer of men aged 20 – 45 in the UK.
https://www.thecalmzone.net/
0800 58 58 58

Carers UK
Providing help, advice and support to carers in the UK.
http://www.carersuk.org/Home
0808 808 7777

Childline
A free, private and confidential service available any time, day or night to help anyone under 19 in the UK.
https://www.childline.org.uk/
0800 1111

Citizens Advice
Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities, valuing diversity, promoting equality and challenging discrimination.
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Cruse
Offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
http://www.cruse.org.uk/home
0808 808 1677

Head Meds
Providing information and advice about mental health conditions and the medications commonly prescribed by GP’s.
http://www.headmeds.org.uk/

Health and Safety Executive
A national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. Acting in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/

Macmillan Cancer Support
Providing support, specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
0808 808 00 00

Mencap
Providing advice and support to people with learning disabilities.
https://www.mencap.org.uk/
0808 808 1111

Mental Health Foundation
Providing information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

MIND
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, campaigning to improve services, raising awareness and promoting understanding.
http://www.mind.org.uk/
0300 123 3393
Text: 86463

National AIDS Trust
The UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. Provide fresh thinking, support, expertise and practical resources to those effected by HIV.
http://www.nat.org.uk/

Nightline
A confidential and anonymous service offering listening and support to students throughout the night.
http://nightline.ac.uk/

No Panic
Offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD.
http://www.nopanic.org.uk/
0844 967 4848 (for adults)
01753 840393 (for under 20 years of age)

OCD Action
Providing support to those with or effected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
http://www.ocdaction.org.uk/
0845 390 6232
[email protected]

PANDAS Foundation
Providing help and support to parents, their families, their friends and carers who are affected by perinatal mental illness.
http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

PAPYRUS
Providing confidential support and suicide intervention to young people.
https://www.papyrus-uk.org/about
0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697

Rape Crisis
Providing specialist services and support for women and girls who have been raped and/or experienced any other form of sexual violence.
http://rapecrisis.org.uk/
0808 802 9999

Refuge
Providing support and advice on dealing with domestic violence.
http://www.refuge.org.uk/
0808 2000 247

Relate
Providing advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce, parenting and offers counselling services for every type of relationship nationwide.
https://www.relate.org.uk/
0300 100 1234

Samaritans
Providing confidential emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
http://www.samaritans.org/
116 123

Teacher Support Network
Providing independent, confidential support to help teachers, lecturers, school leaders and support staff deal with stress, anxiety, bullying, career worries and a range of other issues.
https://www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk/
08000 562 561
Text: 07909 341229

Terrence Higgins Trust
Providing support to those effected by AIDS and HIV.
http://www.tht.org.uk/
0808 802 1221

The Royal British Legion
Providing lifelong support for the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans, and their families.
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
0808 802 8080

The Survivors Trust
Rape and sexual abuse can be committed against anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, culture or social status. At TST, we believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.
http://thesurvivorstrust.org
0808 801 0818

UK Council for Psychotherapy
A professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.
http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/

Victim Support
Providing free, confidential and tailored support to anyone affected by crime or traumatic events.
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
08 08 16 89 111

Young Minds
Committed to improving and supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
0808 802 5544