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Helpful Links

  • Papyrus: If you, or a young person you know, are not coping with life. For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. Open Weekdays 9am–10pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 2pm–10pm.

  • Al-Anon Family Groups: Information and support for relatives of someone with alcohol problems.
    Helpline: 020 7403 0888

  • Aquarius: Based in Telford, offering families a specialist range of services for alcohol, drugs, gambling issues.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous:
    Helpline: 0845 769 7555

  • Drugwatch: Provides up-to-date information about the side effects of prescription medication.

  • FRANK: Drug education, support and advice aimed principally at teenagers. Confidential 24-hour helpline & email.
    Helpline: 0800 77 66 00

  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA): Helps children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcohol problems.
    Helpline: 0800 358 34560

  • UK Narcotics Anonymous: Provides information and support for those affected by drug addition.
    Helpline: 0300 999 1212

  • Anxiety UK: Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1-to-1 therapy services.
    Helpline: 08444 775 774

  • No Panic: Provides support for sufferers of panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and tranquiliser withdrawal.
    Helpline: 0808 808 0545

  • The Compassionate Friends (TCF): Is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. TCF also offers support, advice and information to other relatives and friends.
    Helpline: 0845 123 2304

  • Cruse: Promotes the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services include information, a helpline and contact details for local friendship and counselling services.
    Helpline: 0844 477 9400

  • Bullying UK: Provides useful information to children, parents, teachers, adults and youth organisations about bullying both at school and the workplace.

  • ChildLine: Is a counselling service for children and young people.
    Helpline: 0800 1111

  • NSPCC: Provides a wide range of services for both children and parents.
    Helpline: 0800 800 5000

  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB): Provides free, impartial and confidential advice on all aspects of housing & benefits.

  • Cri-sis: The national charity for single homeless people.
    Helpline: 0844 251 0111

  • Breathing Space: Is a free and confidential phone line service for anyone experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
    Helpline: 0800 83 85 87

  • Depression Alliance: Helps people affected by depression. DA works to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.

  • The Samaritans: Provide confidential, emotional telephone support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
    Helpline: Freephone 116 123

  • Domestic violence: 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (Run by Refuge and Womens Aid).
    Helpline: 0808 2000 247

  • Women’s Aid: Key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. It supports a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

  • Refuge: Offers secure and safe places in refuges across the UK for those women and children most at risk from domestic violence – call the 24 hour helpline.
    Helpline: 0808 2000 247

  • Beat: UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
    Helpline: 0345 634 1414 (18yrs+)
    Under 25yrs Call Beat Youthline 0345 634 7650

  • ABC Care: A national support site for anyone affected by bulimia, anorexia & binge eating. It has a blog site for adolescents.

  • Mind: Helps people take control of their mental health. It provides high-quality information and advice on depression, bereavement, anxiety and medication.
    Helpline: 0845 766 0163

  • Rethink: Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
    Helpline: 020 7840 3188

  • Parents and childbirth Association for Post-Natal Illness: Offers 1-to-1 advice, information and support for mothers who have or think they may have PND.
    Helpline: 020 7386 0868

  • Cry-Sis: Offers self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
    Helpline: 08451 228 669

  • Home Start: A national organisation. Volunteers help parents who are struggling to cope.
    Helpline: 0800 68 63 68

  • Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS): Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby.
    Helpline: 020 7436 5881

  • The Mankind Initiative: Specialist support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault.
    Helpline: 01823 334 244

  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood: Works to provide all of the resources it can to empower survivors to take control of their healing.
    Helpline: 0800 085 3330

  • Relate: Offers couple counselling, workshops & information on many aspects of relationship and family difficulties.
    Helpline: 0300 100 1234

  • USA: Addiction Group: Resources and Treatment Centres for those affected by addiction.

  • USA: Addiction Guide: Educational website founded by a recovering addict, an addict’s spouse, and a board-certified addiction doctor.

  • USA: Grants for FelonsThese grants help ex felons with housing, rent, utility bills, medical bills, college and medications.

  • USA: Rehab Spot: An organization passionate about providing extensive and reliable information on various aspects of substance use disorder and addiction rehabilitation.

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