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Below are a list of helpful supports based in the United Kingdom. In an Emergency, call 999 or 112.

Non-Emergency medical advice 

Phone: 111

Samaritans

A safe place to talk, you don’t need to be feeling suicidal.

Freephone anytime: 116 123
Websitehttps://www.samaritans.org/
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Welsh Language Line (Llinell Gymraeg): 0808 164 0123 operating hours below:
Monday / Nos Lun – 6pm – 1am
Tuesday / Nos Fawrth 7pm – 11pm
Wednesday / Dydd Mercher 2pm – 6pm and 7pm – 1am
Thursday / Dydd Iau 2pm – 6pm and 7pm – 1am
Friday / Nos Wener 7pm – 1am
Saturday / Nos Sadwrn 7pm – 1am
Sunday / Nos Sul 7pm – 1am

Mind

Provides information regarding mental health issues. Also have helplines for legal information around mental health and an infoline for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families, please see their website for more.

Website: www.mind.org.uk
Mind Infoline: 0300 1233393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm excluding bank holidays)
Text: 86463 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm excluding bank holidays)

Rethink

Advice and information on mental health covering everything from treatment to benefits and employment rights.

Website: www.rethink.org
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably

Movement against male suicide.

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (7 days, 5pm – midnight)
Website: thecalmzone.net
Webchat: See website (7 days, 5pm – midnight)

SANE

Leading UK mental health charity, provide emotional support, guidance and information to those affected by mental illness.

Website: www.sane.org.uk
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm)

Papyrus

Prevention of young suicide. Offer HopelineUK, a specialist telephone and email service staffed by trained professionals offering advice to children, teenagers and young people up to age 35 who may be feeling suicidal, or anyone concerned that a young person may be thinking about suicide.

Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm. Weekends and bank holidays 2pm – 10pm

Switchboard

Provide information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people and anyone considering issues around their sexual and/or gender identity.

Call: 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm daily)
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt
Website: https://switchboard.lgbt
Webchat available on website.

Helplines partnership

Website offering a comprehensive list of support helplines in the UK.

Website: www.helplines.org/helplines/

Elefriends

Mind’s supportive online community.

Website: www.elefriends.org.uk 

Helpguide

A guide to mental and emotional health, providing information on mental health and how to manage.

Website: www.helpguide.org

Rehab 4 Addiction

Provide advice to those seeking addiction rehab treatment. They offer a referral service for those seeking treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, behavioural addiction and eating disorders.

Website: https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk
Hotline: 0800 140 4690
Mobile: 0345 222 3508
International: +44 345 222 3508
Email: info@rehab4addiction.co.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from alcoholism. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you.

Website: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
Information line: 0800 9177 650
Email: help@aamail.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from drug addiction. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you.

Website: http://ukna.org/
Information line: 0300 999 1212 (10am – midnight)

Gamblers Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from drug addiction. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you.

Website: https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous

Fellowship of people helping each other to recover from anorexia and bulimia. Provide local support, please see website to find the closest support for you

Website: http://aba12steps.org

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Helpline which is run in partnership between Women’s Aid (https://www.womensaid.org.uk/) and Refuge (https://www.refuge.org.uk/). This is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, and their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Website: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (freephone, 24/7)

Men’s Advice Line

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Website: http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/ 
Freephone: 0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Email: info@menasadviceline.org.uk
Webchat available on website Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-4pm

Beat

UK’s eating disorder charity offering support and information regarding eating disorders.

Website: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Adults
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Email: help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Students
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
Email: studentline@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Under 18s
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Email: fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Opening hours: weekdays: 12pm-8pm, weekends & bankholidays: 4pm-8pm.
Webchat and forum available on website.

Childline

Childline has trained counsellors to offer support to anyone under the age of 19 with any issue they are going through. Email, web chat and message boards can be found on the childline website.

Helpline: 0800 1111
Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/

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