“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.”

Mariska Hargitay

Here is some crisis and support contact information as I am unable to offer crisis and urgent support out of my working hours.

Do you feel that you or someone’s life is at risk?

If you or someone has been seriously injured, feeling suicidal or taken an overdose. If you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe. Call 999

NHS Direct -for more information about mental health services and where to get urgent mental help support from by the NHS

CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably) – preventing male suicide.
Tel: 0800 585858 (Helpline open 5pm-midnight)

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide supporting under 35s
Tel: 0800 068 4141

Samaritans – If you are feeling suicidal and need to talk
Tel: 08457 90 90 90

Saneline – Out-of-hours helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems
Tel: 0845 767 8000

Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline
Tel: 0800 915 4640 

National – organisations

Here are a few of the many national organisations that you may want to contact who would be able to offer you additional information and support.


Abuse is when someone causes harm or distress. Ranging from control, disrespect, financial abuse and can also be causing someone physical or mental pain. Abuse can occur anywhere at any time for example in someone’s home, work, care home, hospital or a public place.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0808 2000 247

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0800 999 5428

Women’s Aid – For support for women and children in domestic violence situations.


Addiction is an urge to do something that is hard to take control of or stop. It can include cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, you could become addicted to them. They can really hurt you and could even kill you. Addiction can also be a psychological dependants such as, gambling, shopping or sex. It is the urge to do something that is not chemical based, but can cause you distress and unable to control the urges to the point of becoming in debt.

Alcoholics Anonymous – for anyone who thinks they may have a problem with alcohol
Tel: 08009188650

Al-Anon – for family including children and friends whose lives are affected by a person with addictive behaviours. 
Tel: 0800 0086 811

FRANK – provides information and advice about drugs and information on local services.
Tel: 0800 776600

Gamblers anonymous – for anyone who thinks they may have a problem with gambling
Tel: 03300940322

Narcotics Anonymous UK – for anyone who thinks they may have a problem with drugs including alcohol
Tel: 0300 999 1212

Children and adolescent support

Children and adolescents can struggle with their emotions and with their life styles if you are concerned or a child would like someone to be able to talk to here is some information.

Childline – for under 19s to be able to talk and get support
Tel: 0800 1111

Kooth – Children’s online mental wellbeing community

NSPCC – discuss or report a concern about the safety or welfare of a child.
Tel: 0808 800 5000

The Mix – free information and support for under 25s in the UK
Tel: 0808 808 4994

Debt Management

If you are experiencing issues with finances, money and debt can become a big issue of stress and worry, here is some information of where you may be able start to get some help and support.

Step Change –  help you to manage your debt and understand money
Tel: 0800 138 1111

The Money Advice Service – Free and impartial money advice
Tel: 0800 138 7777

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a range of psychological conditions that cause unhealthy eating habits to develop. They might start with an obsession with food, body weight, or body shape. In severe cases, eating disorders can cause serious health consequences and may even result in death if left untreated.

Beat – Beating Eating Disorder – Supports people affected by eating disorders.
Tel: 0845 634 1414 (adult)
Tel: 0845 634 7650 (youth)

Victim of Crime

Being a victim of a crime can vary from situation to situation and how it can affect a person.  Here is some information of different national organisations that may be able to help with help and support.

Mosac – Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
Tel: 0800 980 1958

Rape Crisis – support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.
Tel: 0808 802 9999

Victim Support – Help after crime
Tel: 08081689111