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05-11-08, 05:15
UK based Helplines and links

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice.


* Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk (http://www.samaritans.org.uk)
* Sane
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 1pm-11pm)
SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk
Website: www.sane.org.uk (http://www.sane.org.uk)
* Mind
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0845 766 0163
Website: www.mind.org.uk (http://www.mind.org.uk)
* The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Phone: 020 7802 0300
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk (http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk)
* YoungMinds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: 0800 018 2138
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk (http://www.youngminds.org.uk)
* Sign
Helps to prevent deaf people developing mental health problems.
Phone: 01494 687600
Website: www.signcharity.org.uk (http://www.signcharity.org.uk)
Teenage suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0870 170 4000
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org (http://www.papyrus-uk.org)
* Self-Injury Helpline
0117 925 1119

* Manic Depression Fellowship
A charity helping people with manic depression/bipolar disorder.
Phone: 0845 634 0540
Website: www.mdf.org.uk (http://www.mdf.org.uk)

Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk (http://www.nspcc.org.uk)
* Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.refuge.org.uk (http://www.refuge.org.uk)

Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

* Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 769 7555
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk (http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk)
* Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 373 3366
Website: www.ukna.org (http://www.ukna.org)
* Gamblers Anonymous
Phone: 020 7384 3040
Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk (http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk)


* Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk (http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk)

Crime victims

* Rape Crisis
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk/members.html (http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/members.html)
* Victim Support
Phone: 0845 30 30 900
Website: www.victimsupport.org (http://www.victimsupport.org)

Eating disorders

* Beat
formerly the Eating Disorders Association
Phone: 0845 634 1414
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk (http://www.b-eat.co.uk)
National Centre for Eating Disorders,
54 New Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9NU Tel: 0845 838 2040 Email: ncfed@btclick.com


* OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and resources.
Phone: 020 7226 4000

Charity website run by obsessive compulsives. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0870 126 9506
Website: www.ocduk.org (http://www.ocduk.org)

Panic and anxiety

* 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: 0808 808 0545
Website: www.nopanic.org.uk (http://www.nopanic.org.uk)

Anxiety UK,
Zion CRC, 339 Stretford Road,
Hulme, Manchester. M15 4ZY

Tel/Fax: 08444 775 774
Tel: 0161 227 9898
Fax: 0161 226 7727
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27-01-09, 18:07
Thanks Sandy good idea to post those.


27-01-09, 19:58
Thank you for posting this eeyore, some great Numbers and links, I have had a peek at some of them !


28-01-09, 06:01
If anyone finds any links or numbers that don't work let me know and I'll update the list, as sometimes I know information can change :)

16-05-10, 20:00
Is there an emergency telephone number (out of hours) for mental health? I had a query about my meds recently but the out of hours doctors were unable to help. Anybody??

17-05-10, 03:06
I found this number online....
NHS Direct 0845 4647
It says "Whenever you need health advice and information"


17-05-10, 18:12
Lol it's 08454 242424


17-05-10, 20:54
I'm not sure if it is the same number for the out of hours doctors. I had a problem with my medication and apart from saying if your symptoms worsen then contact us they were of no help at all!! The Maudesley hospital used to have an emergency out of hours psychiatric drug line ie for queries relating to psychiatric drugs. Sadly this does not exist anymore.

17-05-10, 20:57
There are some really good links on the Maudesley Hospital site. I might use them in the future.

18-05-10, 03:37
Too many numbers for me to try to bring from one site to this one!
Our local numbers only have 7.

04-11-10, 00:40
thanks for the links sue

04-11-10, 01:04
Pleasure Linday, hope you find it useful :)

01-05-13, 11:54
Thanks for all these links too.

22-12-18, 19:59
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23-12-18, 12:15
Thanks for the update, Venus. Let's hope no one needs them but if they do, lets hope they find the strength to reach out. :hugs:

21-04-20, 12:08

If anyone in the UK needs support from health, money, work or any other issues. You can visit a National Support Directory called My Pickle.org. Itís a non-profit site that helps anyone in the UK facing health, money, work or other issues find support.