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Helpful Weblinks

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)
NSPCC

Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Society

Provides information on dementia, including fact sheets and helplines.
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Weekends, 10am to 4pm)
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
Website: www.depressionalliance.org

Forward
Female Genital Mutilation

Learning disabilities
Mencap

Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families, and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily 10am to midnight)
Website: www.ukna.org

OCD UK

A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Website: www.ocduk.org

Parenting
Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 9pm. Sat to Sun, 10am to 3pm)
Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Relationships
Relate

The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.
Website: www.relate.org.uk

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANE line: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30 to 10.30pm)
Text care: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.victimsupport.org

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Crime victims
Rape Crisis

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12 to 2.30pm, 7 to 9.30pm)
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Eating disorders
Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Gamblers Anonymous

Men’s Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)
Website: www.mind.org.uk

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm)
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

OCD Action

Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5pm)
Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri,10am to 5pm & 7 to 10pm. Weekends 2 to 5pm)
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Peer Support Groups
Andy’s Man Club

It’s a male peer support talking group, runs Monday nights 7-9pm and has saved many lives over the last 3 years.
Website: https://andysmanclub.co.uk/
source: NHS

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Stress Management Society

from distress to de-stress Phone: 0203 142 8650
E-mail: info@stress.org.uk
Website: https://www.stress.org.uk/

YoungMinds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 4pm)
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk