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Helplines

MENTAL HEALTH

Anxiety UK 
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. 
Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-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

CALM 
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35. 
Website: www.thecalmzone.net 

CONNECT 
A telephone counselling services for Irish survivors of abuse. 
Telephone: 00 800 477 477 77

Construction Worker Helpline
Provides a confidential helpline for workers in the construction industry. 
Telephone: 0808 801 0372

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

Elefriends 
Is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. 
Website: https://www.elefriends.org.uk/ 

icap (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy) 
Is a charity providing counselling and psychotherapy in London and Birmingham. 
Website: http://www.icap.org.uk/ 

Jewish Helpline 
Provide a lifeline to those who are feeling lonely, anxious, depressed or suicidal. 
Website: http://www.jewishhelpline.co.uk/ 

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

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

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

Muslim Community Helpline 
Provide a listening and emotional support service for members of the Muslim community. 
Website: http://muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk/ 

No Panic 
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline. 
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm) 
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk 

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

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

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

Rethink Mental Illness 
Support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-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

Sane 
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.  
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6-11pm) 
SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk
Website: www.sane.org.uk

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


DOMESTIC ABUSE

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

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


ADDICTION (DRUGS, ALCOHOL, GAMBLING)

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

Gamblers Anonymous 
Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Anonymous 
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily until midnight) 
Website: www.ukna.org

OK Rehab
Phone: 0800 326 5559
Website: www.okrehab.org


ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Society 
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines. 
Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Weekends, 10am-4pm) 
Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk


BEREAVEMENT

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


CRIME VICTIMS

Rape Crisis 
To find your local servicesphone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm) 
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support 
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (Mon-Fri, 8pm-8am. Weekends, Sat 5pm-Mon 8am) 
Website: www.victimsupport.org


EATING DISORDERS

Beat 
Phone: 0845 634 1414 (adults) or 0345 634 7650 (for under-25s) 
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk


LEARNING DISABILITIES

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


PARENTING

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


RELATIONSHIPS

Relate 
Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services) 
Website: www.relate.org.uk


FINANCIAL

Lighthouse Club Charity 
Provides emergency financial aid to the construction industry community in times of crisis following an illness, accident, injury or bereavement that forces a family into a state of poverty. 
Website: http://www.lighthouseclub.org/how-we-help.html