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Other places to find support

There’s loads of organisations out there that can help you get something specific sorted in your life. You can explore those organisations here.

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CALM’s helpline and livechat are open from 5pm to midnight every day. 365 days a year. If we're closed and you need help now you could try:


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123 for free or JO@SAMARITANS.ORG


Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. TEXT 'SHOUT' TO 85258


Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:


If you feel that you're in danger please call 999.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline:

0808 2000 247

Or write using their live chat:

Monday – Friday, 3pm – 10pm.


If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, contact NSPCC.

It doesn't have to be an emergency or a report about child abuse – you might be looking for guidance and support on issues affecting children. Whatever it is you're worried about, our dedicated child protection specialists will be able to advise and take any necessary action. There is also advice about spotting the signs of child abuse.

You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing

Women’s Aid

A grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated. “Until women and children are safe”, offering:

Live Chat


Survivors Handbook


Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free app and webpage that supports anyone in an abusive relationship or anyone concerned about someone they know.

It provides information, support and education all in one place, that is accessible whatever your location in the UK may be.


Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence.

Men’s Advice Line

The Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse


Respect is a pioneering UK charity working to stop the harms done by those who perpetrate domestic abuse.

Telephone support

0808 8024040

Monday–Friday 10am-5pm


If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse of any kind, Refuge is there to support. They exist to support women who have experienced domestic abuse.

Refuges, Community Support, Independent Advocacy, Culturally Specific Services, Gender Based Violence Services, Secure your Tech, Economic Abuse, Child Support Workers, Support for Men, Support for Disabled Women, and Support for Children.

NHS Live Well - Domestic violence and abuse

Information and support on the NHS website

Childline - Abuse and Safety

Information about abuse, and where to get help.


Safeline provides free support and counselling for survivors of sexual abuse or rape. They support everyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.

Phone: 01926 402 498

Lucy Faithfull Foundation

Working to prevent the sexual abuse of children and young people by working with protective adults, those affected by abuse and those perpetrating it, including young people with harmful sexual behaviour.


NHS Live Well - Help after Rape and Sexual Assault

Information and support on the NHS website

Childline - Abuse and Safety

Information about abuse, and where to get help.

Survivors UK

They provide a national online helpline, individual and group counselling for boys, men and non-binary people aged 13+ who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. We also offer emotional support through the justice system, support for friends and families of survivors, and training for professionals and organisations.

Chat online or via SMS text on 020 3322 1860

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

They are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood.

Call our free, confidential support line:

0808 801 0331

Or email at

Prisoners Families Helplines

The National Prisoners' Families Helpline can support you if a family member is in contact with the criminal justice system.

For help or advice please contact the Helpline on 0808 808 2003

Victim Support

Volunteers visit victims of crime at home and offer emotional support and practical assistance.

Get in touch anytime for independent, free, and confidential advice:

Call Supportline on 08 08 16 89 111 or start a live chat.

Crime Stoppers

They are an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes.

They run the anonymous 0800 555 111 phone number that you can call to pass on information about crime. Alternatively people can pass us information anonymously via this website, using their Giving Information Form.


FASO is a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting anyone affected by false allegations of abuse

HELPLINE: 03335 779 377

Rehab Online

A directory of all the drug and alcohol rehab centres and services in England and Wales.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Offer local support groups across the UK to people with drinking problems, and national and local confidential helplines.

Call the helpline Free on 0800 9177 650

Or email at

Or use live chat

Narcotics Anonymous (UKNA)

UK Narcotics Anonymous offers a 12-step program for individuals recovering from drug addiction, with meetings and support, both online and in-person, available nationwide.

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (Free) 10:00am - 12am, 365 days a year

Cocaine Anonymous (CAUK)

Cocaine Anonymous (CAUK) provides a fellowship for those recovering from cocaine addiction, offering support and meetings, both in-person and online, across the UK. Membership is free, and they have no affiliation with any religion, sect or political organisation.

Phone: 0800 612 0225 (Free) 10am - 10pm 365 days a year

Turning Point

Drop-in drugs and alcohol misuse support, keyworking, counselling, information, advice and needle exchange.

Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery (Self Management & Recovery Training) offers support and resources, both in-person and online, for individuals seeking recovery from addiction. They offer programmes that offer training and tools for addiction behaviours to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others. Programmes are guided by trained facilitators, using a mix of CBT and motivational tools. They also have programmes for Friends & Family of people suffering addiction & Veterans. They offer meetings, both online and in person, for people suffering addition and for friends and family.

UK Detox

UK Detox is an advice centre for addiction services, detox clinics and rehabilitation centres, to support fully throughout the rehabilitation process. Their representatives have all been through addiction treatment themselves and are active within the recovery community, offering an empathetic service. They are available, free, 24/7 through their website, email, phone, Facebook messenger and even Whatsapp.

Call on 0800 19 33 776

Talk to Frank

A helpline and website that provides information and answers questions by young people, parents and carers who are concerned about drugs.

0300 1236600

Email FRANK via website or

Text 82111

Phoenix Futures

The Phoenix Futures Group is founded on a passion for showing that recovery from drugs and alcohol is possible. Provides local services.

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

Offers local support groups based on the Twelve Step program for those who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Meetings in a mutually respectful, safe environment with emphasis on peer support and experience. Contact for the nearest group.


Offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers and run local support groups across the UK.

Anxiety UK

Work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.

Call on 03444 775 774*

*You may find that calls to our helpline number are included in your phone plan as calls are the same as dialling an 01 or 02 number. The national rate for these types of calls is generally up to 9p from landlines and from 3p to 55p on mobile phones.

No Panic

No Panic offers support for individuals dealing with anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. They offer a free helpline, membership (£25 per year), various programs (cost varies from £20+) and self help videos. They also have a youth hub.

Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (Free) 10am - 10pm, 365 days a year.

No more panic

This site provides information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). Its purpose is to provide members with support, advice and a chance to meet like-minded people and make friends along the way.

Website information, Message Forum and Chat room.

National Autistic Society

We're here to help the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their families. Be it running specialist schools, campaigning for improved rights or training companies on being more autism-friendly, we are dedicated to transforming lives and changing attitudes.

Wrong planet

Website for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. It has a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies. And there is stuff about finding and keeping a job.

Action For Aspergers

Action For Aspergers provides information and support to individuals with Asperger's syndrome and their families. They offer bespoke and tailored counselling for individuals, couples, students and emotional support workers.

They also offer advocacy, one-off support, private messaging on Facebook and email support (free). No GP referral nor official diagnosis needed. They do not have a helpline.


Head Office: 01536 266681 to leave a message.

Text: 07955442251

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation is a neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more.

British Dyslexia Association

Offering assessments, training and a helpline: 0333 405 4567

Or you can also email your enquiries to:

Suicide & Co

Suicide & Co's mission is to support bereaved individuals and open the conversation around suicide-related grief.

Helpline available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm: 0800 054 8400

Cruse Bereavement Support

Offering help to anyone to deal with the pain of grief. Local support services and 1 to 1 support.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Hope Again

Hope Again is a resource for young people grieving the loss of a loved one, providing support and information. They are the youth hub for CRUSE bereavement. They offer personal stories, a hub and self help. They also offer a space to share thoughts and experiences.

Phone: 0808 808 1677

Apply online or in a local Cruse Office.

Ages: 0-18 and 19 - 25

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide was set up to support those left behind after a suicide. Their aim is to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings.

National Support Line 0300 111 5065

Support After Suicide Partnership - Help Is At Hand

Help Is At Hand provides resources and support for those bereaved by suicide, offering guidance (booklet) during a difficult time. They have partnered with Ataloss to offer local support groups.

Finding The Words

If you are supporting a friend or family member who has been affected by suicide, it can be hard to find the words. There is a resource put together by the Judi Meadows Memorial Fund which can help guide you through talking and listening to someone who is bereaved by suicide.

Child bereavement UK

Charity supporting families and educating professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.


Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Live Chat: via website

The Loss Foundation

The Loss Foundation offers bereavement support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, focusing on the unique challenges of losing someone to cancer. They also also offer specific Covid-19 loss support. They offer support events such as peer walks, workshops and training. They offer online and in-person drop ins and therapy groups. Contact via online form. They do not have a helpline.


Phone: 0300 200 4112

Support after murder and manslaughter

SAMM is a registered charity which runs a helpline offering confidential support for people who have been affected by murder & / or manslaughter.

Helpline 0121 472 2912

Text 07342 888570

Coroners Courts Support Service

The Coroners' Courts Support Service (CCSS) is an independent voluntary organisation whose trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at a Coroners' Court.

Co Op Funeral Care

Help, care and support for those organising a funeral.


Offers a range of support services for children and young people in need and their families living in the community. Services include Fostering / Adoption, Child protection (abuse prevention) and supporting young people.

Young Carers

This is a place where young carers can find other young people in a similar position. Offers support, friendship, help and advice.

Carers UK

A charity designed to help unpaid carers and relieve the stress that they experience from taking care of friends and family

Carers Direct NHS

Carers Direct is a website designed to help you get the help and support you need as a carer; includes helpline and locations of carer’s emotional support services

Contact a family

For families with disabled children. Website has info for parents/dads, medical info

Carers Trust

A charity designed to help unpaid carers and relieve the stress that they experience from taking care of friends and family

The Care Leavers Association

The Care Leavers Association supports individuals who have been in care as children or young adults, offering advocacy, advice, and guidance. User led charity working with individuals through our specific projects, campaigns, lobby and advocate for change at all levels of government and provide training and awareness for a range of organisations.

Phone: 0161 236 1980


National Youth Advocacy Service

NYAS provides advocacy and support to children and young people in various situations, including care, custody, and family disputes. They support people across England & Wales

Phone: 0808 808 1001 (Free) 10am - 8pm, Monday to Friday

Community integrated care

Community Integrated Care offers social care and support services for individuals with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs, across Scotland & England. Support includes: Supported Living, Care Homes, Community Support, Supported Employment, Registered Care Homes and Technology Care Assessments. No helpline. Contact via Online Form.

Phone: 0800 2218 522


Looking for a counsellor (BACP)

Helpful website with details on counselling and where you can find your nearest accredited therapist.

NHS Counselling

Info on types of counselling, how a counsellor can help, speaking to your GP and what to expect.

Counselling Directory

Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.

The Mix

Free counselling online for under 25s from TheMix.

If you’re aged 11-25 and need help but don’t know where to turn,

call for FREE on 0808 808 4994


Information and advice on living with severe mental health problems.

National Debtline

Advice, info and support for anyone affected by debt.

Call on 0808 808 4000

Debt Advice Foundation

Provides guides on debt management and offers a helpline service providing free confidential advice.

Call for FREE debt advice on 0800 043 40 50


Offers debt advice and personal action plan.


They are a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Their free, accessible website has been designed to help you find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily based on your particular needs and circumstances.


Helpful and practical advice and guidance on a number of debt solutions.

Get help with debt over the phone or online for FREE with PayPlan.

0800 316 1833 or online chat.

Housing Benefits calculator

Local Housing Allowance: LHA bedroom calculator.

Gov UK benefits

The best place to find government services and information.

Entitled To

Entitled To provides online resources and information to help individuals understand their entitlements to benefits and financial support. Support includes a free benefits calculator and budgeting tool. No helpline.

Money Helper

Guides, tools and support over the phone and online.

Depression UK

Depression UK is a volunteer-run National Self-Help Organisation helping people cope with their depression.

Students Against Depression

This site offers UK students comprehensive information and discussion about depression, self help and support.

Disability Rights UK

Offers advice, information, jobs, volunteering, programme and training for people with disabilities.

They offer three helplines:

  • Disabled Students Helpline

Providing advice to Disabled students, apprentices and trainees in England.


Telephone: 0330 995 0414

  • Welfare Rights Advice Service for Member Organisations

This service provides telephone and email advice to Disability Rights UK member organisations only and not individuals.

Telephone: 0203 687 0779

  • Disability Rights UK's Award Winning Personal Budgets Helpline

Call 0330 995 0404

Or email

Everyone Can

Everyone Can is a charity that provides free, impartial technology advice and support to people with disabilities across the UK. It is their aim to empower people with disabilities through knowledge of assistive technology, to help them communicate and increase their independence by using technology to help reduce isolation. Their services are offered free of charge to those who receive no statutory support.

TEL: 0808 800 0009


Scope provides practical advice and emotional support for disabled people and their families. They also have a free helpline where their advisers can answer questions and talk you through a wide range of topics connected with disability.

Phone 0808 800 3333

Whizz Kidz

Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, opportunities to meet and have fun and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future.


Galloways provides support and services for blind and visually impaired people, helping them lead independent lives, in the North West of England. Support includes: Using technology, social groups & events, a podcast and sight loss advice. Online form available on website.

Phone: 01772 744148 - Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.



RNID offers support, information, and services for individuals with hearing loss and deafness. Services include: Online test, information and local services. Contact via email or live chat(on website), phone or text, or by using SIGNLIVE. (BSL Translation Services)

Phone: 0808 808 0123 (Free) 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Text: 07360 268 988


BSL SIGNLIVE: Sign in via website

Minority Rights Group International

MRG is the leading international human rights organisation working to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous people around the work.

National Bullying Line

Information and advice for anyone dealing with bullying

Helpline: 0300 323 0169

Young Minds

Racism and Mental Health guide.

Stop Hate UK

24-hours a day, 365 days a year advice, the service is confidential, independent and accessible.

24 hours a day Report Line, which is confidential and independent, but is only accessible for certain areas. Visit the website to check your area and for additional information.


SARI provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime across Avon and Somerset. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, transgender identity, age, or sex. We also work to build greater understanding and respect for diversity and difference within our community

PHONE 0117 942 0060

All calls are completely confidential

BEAT Eating Disorders

For young people with eating disorders, helpline, online support groups and message boards. Charity offering help, advice and support for anyone whose life is affected by eating disorders. Range of services and national helplines.

England 0808 801 0677

Scotland 0808 801 0432

Wales 0808 801 0433

Northern Ireland 0808 801 0434

National Centre for Eating Disorders

It is approved by the British Psychological Society. Everything you need about eating disorders, treatment, information and professional training in the help and treatment of eating disorders.

Family Rights Group

National charity offering advice to families whose children are involved or in need of children's services because of welfare needs or concerns. Offers free telephone and online advice to parents, relatives and friends who need extra help from children's services. Also offers parental advocacy and links to local support groups for families nationwide.

Homestart UK

Home-Start UK supports families with young children, offering volunteer-led home visits to provide practical and emotional support. They also give non judgemental and confidential support. Homestart centres available across the UK. Access on website.


Gingerbread assists single parents with advice, information, and support to help them build better lives for their families. Support includes being a single parent, dealing with a break-up or bereavement to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or Universal Credit issues.

Helpline: 0808 802 0925 (Free) Hours are various

Webchat on website, Hours are various

For urgent support: Text GINGER to 85258 - 24/7 (Partnered with SHOUT)

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. It is available seven days a week through the website and helpline.


Relationship support for everyone.

Families Needs Fathers

Represents non residential parents and their children, and is primarily concerned with the problems with keeping parents and children in contact after family breakdown. A national network of volunteers provides advice and support on children's issues to separated, divorced or unmarried parents. Publishes booklets and information packs, and a quarterly journal

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another's abuse of mind-altering substances or related behavioural problems. FA has groups, spread throughout the country, which meet regularly, and also have an online forum.


If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, contact NSPCC.

It doesn't have to be an emergency or a report about child abuse – you might be looking for guidance and support on issues affecting children. Whatever it is you're worried about, our dedicated child protection specialists will be able to advise and take any necessary action. There is also advice about spotting the signs of child abuse.

You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing


GamCare provides support, information and advice to anyone with gambling problems.

Call 0808 8020 133

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous offers a fellowship for individuals recovering from gambling addiction, with meetings and support available across England, Wales & Ulster. They offer various types of meetings, both online and in-person. No appointment needed. They also have a chat room and forum.

Gamblers Anonymous Scotland: -

Gamblers Anonymous Ireland: -

Helplines Partnership Directory

Directory of all helpline services. Allows search by Topic and Region.

Advice Now

Offers legal advice, including guides on PIP appeals, Benefits etc.

Change Grow Live

Variety of services offered nationwide, areas of expertise including: Substance misuse; Children and young people's services; Family services; Accommodation & homelessness; Clinical services; Criminal justice

Gov UK

For general information on a wide range of matters, travel requirements, legal driving requirements, benefits information, a wide range of official forms etc

Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. equality and challenges.

Law Centres Network

Specialising in social welfare law, they provide services such as legal advice, casework and representation to people or groups.

The Mustard Tree

The Mustard Tree is a family of projects seeking to be a voice for the unheard. We strive to identify, support and empower the misunderstood and overlooked in our local community.


Residential club supplying emergency accommodation. Fully supported with 24 hour double cover. Residents are offered: IT training; volunteer opportunities; health, fitness & sport programmes; outward bound residentials; counselling and links to drug / alcohol recovery programmes. Direct access with discretion with 24 hour call back for background check.

Alzheimers Society

The Alzheimer's Society provides information to help you understand dementia and what to expect, and practical advice and support to help you to live as well as possible with the condition. Offer Dementia Advisers and trained volunteers that are available to speak to dementia patients by phone or face-to-face. They help people with dementia take back control of their lives and remain independent for longer.

Health Talk online

Provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people's real-life experiences.


Medical information and health website. Health advice on diseases, conditions, examinations and treatments. Provides a directory of NHS health services, searchable by location.

NHS - Coping with a Terminal Illness

For information and support.

Mens health forum

MHF is a charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys.

Macmillan Cancer support

Charity supporting people with cancer and their families with specialist information, treatment and care.

National Aids Trust

Advice, support and news about HIV/AIDs.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Information on HIV/AIDS, safer sex, online booklets and helpline. Their vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

Positively UK

Positively UK provides support and advice to people living with HIV in the UK. Peer-led support groups are available for women, heterosexual men, gay men and African communities.

Smoke free

A quit smoking programme; you can send for the stop smoking kit, talk to advisors online, ring the helpline, read real life stories and find local services.

Call the free National Smokefree Helpline on 0300 123 1044 (England only).


Emmaus is a homelessness charity, providing more than just a bed for the night for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

Homeless Link

We are the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. We work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.


SteetLink is a website that enables members of the public to alert local authorities and street outreach services in England and Wales about people they have seen sleeping rough.

Trussel Trust

Provides Foodbanks across the UK.


Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. Shelter helps people struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.


Charity working to house young people (aged 16-25) at risk.

Crisis provides support and services for homeless individuals, working to end homelessness through various programs. Support includes: Help accessing benefits, healthcare services, employment opportunities, and more. Support offered via centres. Local centres found on the website.

Citizens Advice - Housing

Information and advice on housing, renting, homelessness and the issues that can arise with each.

If you've found us from outside of the UK, we've compiled a list of international services that offer similar support.


Organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families.


BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. They want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.


Community for adults who have learning disabilities. Assistants who live and work for them.


Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers.


Since 1998 Talkback has been meeting, talking and working with people with learning disabilities. They support people to think about how their life looks, how they would like their life to look and in doing so, find out what's missing.

British Dyslexia Association

Offering assessments, training and a helpline: 0333 405 4567

Or you can also email your enquiries to:


AKT supports young LGBT males and females aged 16-25 who are homeless or in a hostile environment, living in London. Offers a housing project, counselling and mentoring.


The Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for the transgender community.


National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, their family and friends and agencies supporting them.


Switchboard is a confidential helpline providing support to LGBTQ+ individuals, offering information, listening, and signposting. Offering support on helpline, live chat and email.

Phone: 0800 0119 100 10am - 10pm, 265 days per year.

Email: - Response within 5 days

Live Chat: On website, available from 1pm.


Support for people who identify as LGBT by helping increase skills, knowledge, self-confidence, improving mental health and wellbeing.


Mermaids supports transgender and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families, offering information and guidance. They offer self help, advice, information, local groups, local events and a helpline including phone services, webchat and text (partnered with SHOUT)

Phone: 0808 801 0400 9am - 9pm, Monday to Friday

Webchat: Available on website. 9am - 9pm, Monday to Friday

Text: Text MERMAIDS to 85258

Supports people up to and including the age of 20.


MindLine Trans+ is a confidential, emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, or non- binary. They provide a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. They don't record calls nor ask for any personal details. Their listeners will try to understand the multitude of feelings and concerns, that may be going on for you. They are there to listen and to offer our support.


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people, working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Hidaya LGBT

Hidayah provides support and resources for LGBTQ+ Muslims, promoting understanding and acceptance within the community. They offer memberships, fro free to £10 per month.

Note: Website not very user friendly.


Imaan offers support and advocacy for LGBTQ+ Muslims, addressing the unique challenges faced by this community. They offer a forum and information for both people exploring sexuality and for parents/families.


Responsible for immigration control in the UK, and considering applications to stay, for citizenship and asylum. Offers information on the immigration control system and your rights and responsibilities if you make an application.


Refugee Action can provide advice to other migrants and asylum seekers.


This is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.

Active Partnerships

Looking to improve lives by increasing levels of engagement in sport and physical activity, reducing levels of inactivity, tackling stubborn inequalities and using the power of sport and physical activity.


Database of local community support groups, search by postcode.


Keyring facilitates 'Community Hubs' offering a space for their members to receive support from their local community and organise social events.


The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for ages 55+. They provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call free on 0800 4 70 80 90


A multi-award-winning specialist charity that supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men, whilst addressing the stereotypes around masculinity and engaging in the wider conversation of what it means to be a man.


The UK Men's Sheds Association is the support body for Men's Sheds across the UK. For the benefit of men's health and wellbeing.

Mind - Loneliness

Some tips and suggestions about managing feelings of loneliness.


The ACRE network helps rural communities thrive and develop.


FCN runs a confidential and national helpline run by volunteers, open from 7 am-11 pm daily. The FCN can help with business matters as well as mental and physical health support.


Offers a peer support line and set of available resources for individuals with bipolar disorder and their families (support groups for example).


Dedicated to the relief of suffering from BDD. It aims to advance education and understanding of BDD. It supports research into BDD and its treatments. Provides support groups services

OCD Action

OCD Action delivers frontline services to make a difference to the lives of people with OCD, their families, carers and friends.

Helpline 0300 636 5478


24/7 moderated chat rooms.


Kooth is a free online, mental health and wellbeing service for children and young people.


A friendly place on the web to discuss mental health issues. The Mental Health Forum today continues to be a high-quality community where members can get mutual support, and discuss mental health policy and service development issues

It serves people experiencing mental health issues, their friends or relatives, and people working in the mental health field (from support worker to service manager and from nurses to psychologists and psychiatrists).


Gives legal info and general advice on mental health related law covering mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues


The site offers an original tool "Moodscope" which allows individuals to manage their mood better for free

Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship is a national mental health charity with the focus on making recovery a reality. They work with the people across England, offering a wide range of community-based and residential programs. They offer support employment services, residential recovery services and supported housing, crisis services and havens, holistic community services training for employment and DV services (Survivor Programmes and Perpetrator Programmes).

They have an online tenants handbook, and peer support group which is monitored.

They do not have a mental health helpline but offer the above services.

Head Office Phone: 020 7697 3300

BMA Wellbeing Support Services

BMA Wellbeing Support Services provide resources and support for doctors and medical professionals to maintain their mental and emotional well-being. They offer a free, confidential and 24/7 counselling line and peer support service open to all doctors and medical students. They also have a services of support directory.

Helpline: 0330 123 1245, 24/7, 365 days a year.


Rethink offers support for people affected by severe mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They offer advice and information, peer support groups both on-line and in person, Carer support and advocacy in your local area. Information for local services available on the website.

Phone: 0808 801 0525, Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 4pm

Webchat: Available on website

Email: Response within 5 working days.


Saneline provides emotional support and information for people affected by mental health issues. They are a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They offer a helpline and peer support community. They offer phone, email and text services on the helpline.

Phone: 0300 304 7000 4pm - 10pm, 365 days a year

Email: Response within 72 hours

They also offer TextCare, providing emotional support and connection. They provide bespoke one-way messages directly to mobile phones. Online website submissions must be sent 72 hours before text and they text once every seven days. 16+

NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline Finder

You can search for local mental health helplines here, they are for people of all ages.You can call for:

24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for

help to speak to a mental health professional

an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Helplines partnership directory

Directory of all helpline services. Allows search by Topic and Region.


Provides information, advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.


The range of NHS self help leaflets.


Lots of recommended self help books, support organisations, therapist directory.


Provides resources and support to empower people affected by PTSD (along with their friends, family and carers) by providing knowledge, lived-experiences and resources to help them reach out for help, take control of their diagnosis, access the support and care they are entitled to, make informed choices, all to lead towards successful, sustained treatment and recovery for them or their loved one.

Email support.


Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading


A high-quality, safe, anonymous, and confidential space for you to gain support for your mental health online.


Living life to the full, a colourful self help easy to use site. Free self-help courses.


Provides information on Mental health


The UK Men's Sheds Association is the support body for Men's Sheds across the UK. For the benefit of men's health and wellbeing.

Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is a mental health database and signposting tool, which brings help and support together in one place. With more than 12,000 local, regional, grassroots and national services currently listed, we hope you'll find what you're looking for.


Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 8 young people, all accessing the sessions online. The courses are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers.


Self Injury Support

Particularly helps girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury).

Sexual Health Helpline

Confidential advice (anonymous if required) about sexual health, including information about local centre for Sexually Transmitted Infections

Brook Advisory

Provides free, confidential sex advice and contraception to all young people under 25.

National Sexual Health Helpline

Some young people's services – call the national sexual health helpline on 0300 123 7123 for details.

Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International is the UK's leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. They ensure that there is no wait for appointments and that our centres are safe, friendly, and comfortable places to visit. Services include; Abortion information and advice, STI testing, vasectomy information & procedure and contraception.

Sex Wise

Advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.


PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Helpline is called HOPELINE247

For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide

For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967


Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance offers free training and resources to help prevent suicide and support individuals in crisis. Training is free and is from 10 minutes to 20 minutes. No helpline, and information to access training available on the website.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

The National Suicide Prevention Helpline provides crisis support and intervention for individuals at risk of suicide. They offer a supportive listening helpline.

Phone: 0800 6898 5652. 6pm to 3:30am, 365 days per year.


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123 for free or JO@SAMARITANS.ORG

James’ Place

A service that helps men 18+ who are in suicidal crisis. They offer free, life-saving treatment to suicidal men in London and the North West by providing a safe, friendly, therapeutic environment in which men are cared for and respected.

Veterans UK Helpline (info on .gov site)

Veterans UK Helpline provides government-related information and support for veterans.


Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 2 18 Normal Service 8.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone (overseas): +44 1253 866 043 Normal Service 8.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday

Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway offers information and support for veterans, including housing, employment, and health services. 24/7 for help across housing, mental wellbeing, finances, self help and more. They can also refer directly to Referral Partners. Contact available by phone, chat, text and email.

Phone: 08‍08 80‍2 12‍12

Chat: On website 24/7, 365 days per year

Text: 81212

Email: Online form available on website, response within 48 hours

Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK supports blind and visually impaired veterans, helping them lead fulfilling lives with sight loss. Support includes: rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to veterans regardless of how or when they lost their sight. They can support remotely, via phone and video calls, at home, in your local community and in our two centres of wellbeing. (Llandudno, Brighton and Rustington.)

Apply for support on website.

Phone: 0800 389 7979

Combat Stress

Combat Stress offers mental health support for veterans dealing with trauma-related conditions. Combat Stress provides a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems. They provide services in-person, and via phone and online. They do not provide urgent or crisis services, hospital services or any assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act.

Phone: 0800 1381619 24/7, 365 days a year

Text: 07537 173683


Do it

Using technology to help people build meaningful connections, do good things, and feel healthier and happier as a result. A platform - to help enable social wellbeing as a priority for all.

A resource listing over one million opportunities to volunteer and apply online.

Volunteering Matters

This organisation places volunteers in a wide variety of situations, some group, some individual, some long term, some short, some one to one, others not.

Volunteering Services Overseas

VSO is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. They champion the voluntary sector by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

NCVO is an independent charity and membership organisation, committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Gov UK find a job service

Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales.


Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.


ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. Aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

The Acas helpline is for anyone who needs employment law or workplace advice, including employers, employees and workers.

Contact for confidential, free advice.

Helpline 0300 123 1100

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. They are responsible for increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. Login to Apprenticeship vacancies. Apprentices learn on the job, build up knowledge and skills, gain qualifications and earn a wage.

Shaw Trust

Supporting people into the workplace, especially those with complex needs.

Young Women’s Trust

Young Women's Trust supports young women aged 18-30, especially those struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them.


Use UCAS to find universities and colleges, research courses, complete an application and track your progress.

Imperial College Health centre

Resources for coping with exams and stress.

The Student Room

They provide advice, help with studies and fun! Very helpful on exam stress. Use this website to say hello to other secondary school, sixth form and uni students today.

The Mix - Support and Information on Work and Study

Tips on everything from part time jobs and pro rata pay to student life and exam stress.

Student Minds

Resources for Exam Stress.


Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:

by calling 0800 1111

by email

through 1-2-1 counsellor chat

Coram voice

Advocacy service for children living away from home. Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. We uphold the rights of children and young people to actively participate in shaping their own lives.

Advocacy Helpline – Call: 0808 800 5792

My horrid parent

Provides resources on how to navigate the difficult and often isolating relationship with a difficult parent.

Muslim youth helpline


Offers non-judgemental, confidential support 7 days a week, 365 days a year including bank holidays and Eid

Call our helpline 7 days a week (4pm-10pm) 0808 808 2008


Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 8 young people, all accessing the sessions online. The courses are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers.


Hope Again

Hope Again is a resource for young people grieving the loss of a loved one, providing support and information. They are the youth hub for CRUSE bereavement. They offer personal stories, a hub and self help. They also offer a space to share thoughts and experiences.

Phone: 0808 808 1677

Apply online or in a local Cruse Office.

Ages: 0-18 and 19 - 25