Support Groups & Links

 

Further support groups and links Tam Johnston

EMERGENCY SUPPORT

 CRISIS SUPPORT:

For someone to speak to in an emergency or for suicide prevention

Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), or email jo@samaritans.org

If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings or self-harm, you can call Papyrus HOPEline on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm), email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209 697.

 

Specific Organisations

 MEN

If you identify as male, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.

Men’s health forum, 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

 

YOUNG PEOPLE 

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

 

If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.

If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.

 

LGBT

If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

SANEline

If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

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

 

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.

Website: www.depressionalliance.org

 

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

 

Stress

The stress management society

Website: www.stress.org.uk

 

 

ABUSE

CHILDREN

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

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

 

 

BEREAVEMENT

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)

 

EATING DISORDERS

Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Website: www.crusebereavementcare.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 10am to midnight)

Website: www.ukna.org

RELATIONSHIPS

Relate

The UK’s largest provider of relationship support.

Website: www.relate.org.uk

 

 

 HEALTH ADVICE

Healthcare advice for illnesses and conditions

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

NHS advice and resources on stopping smoking
http://smokefree.nhs.uk/

 

 

 

 

 Clinical and Therapy Resources

Overview of NLP tools and techniques
http://www.nlpuniversitypress.com/

Further information on Havening

http://www.havening.org/

Healthcare advice for illnesses and conditions

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

NHS advice and resources on stopping smoking
http://smokefree.nhs.uk/

 

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