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    Urgent help in a crisis

    If you need help during a mental health crisis or emergency, NHS urgent mental health helplines provide:

    • 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

    Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

  • www.anxietyuk.org.uk

    bipolar-uk

    a-charity-helping-people-living-with-manic-depression-or-bipolar-disorder.

    website:-www.bipolaruk.org.uk

    calm

    calm-is-the-campaign-against-living-miserably,-for-men-aged-15-to-35.

    phone:-0800-58-58-58-(daily,-5pm-to-midnight)

    website:-www.thecalmzone.net

    men's-health-forum

    24/7-stress-support-for-men-by-text,-chat-and-email.

    website:-www.menshealthforum.org.uk

    mental-health-foundation

    provides-information-and-support-for-anyone-with-mental-health-problems-or-learning-disabilities.

    website:-www.mentalhealth.org.uk

    mind

    promotes-the-views-and-needs-of-people-with-mental-health-problems.

    phone:-0300-123-3393-(monday-to-friday,-9am-to-6pm)

    website:-www.mind.org.uk

    no-panic

    voluntary-charity-offering-support-for-sufferers-of-panic-attacks-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-(ocd).-offers-a-course-to-help-overcome-your-phobia-or-ocd.

    phone:-0844-967-4848-(daily,-10am-to-10pm).-calls-cost-5p-per-minute-plus-your-phone-provider's-access-charge

    website:-www.nopanic.org.uk

    ocd action

    support-for-people-with-ocd.-includes-information-on-treatment-and-online-resources.

    phone:-0845-390-6232-(monday-to-friday,-9.30am-to-5pm).-calls-cost-5p-per-minute-plus-your-phone-provider's-access-charge

    website:-www.ocdaction.org.uk

    ocd-uk

    a-charity-run-by-people-with-ocd,-for-people-with-ocd.-includes-facts,-news-and-treatments.

    phone:-0333-212-7890-(monday-to-friday,-9am-to-5pm)

    website:-www.ocduk.org

    papyrus

    young-suicide-prevention-society.

    phone:-hopelineuk-0800-068-4141-(monday-to-friday,-10am-to-10pm,-and-2pm-to-10pm-on-weekends-and-bank-holidays)

    website:-www.papyrus-uk.org

    rethink-mental-illness

    support-and-advice-for-people-living-with-mental-illness.

    phone:-0300-5000-927-(monday-to-friday,-9.30am-to-4pm)

    website:-www.rethink.org

    samaritans

    confidential-support-for-people-experiencing-feelings-of-distress-or-despair.

    phone: 116-123 (free-24-hour-helpline)

    website:-www.samaritans.org.uk

    sane

    emotional-support,-information-and-guidance-for-people-affected-by-mental-illness,-their-families-and-carers. 

    saneline:-0300-304-7000-(daily,-4.30pm-to-10.30pm)

    textcare:-comfort-and-care-via-text-message,-sent-when-the-person-needs-it-most:-www.sane.org.uk/textcare

    peer-support-forum:-www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

    website:-www.sane.org.uk/support

    youngminds

    information-on-child-and-adolescent-mental-health.-services-for-parents-and-professionals.

    phone:-parents'-helpline-0808-802-5544-(monday-to-friday,-9.30am-to-4pm)

    website: www.youngminds.org.uk

    abuse (child,-sexual,-domestic-violence)

    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

    refuge

    advice-on-dealing-with-domestic-violence.

    phone:-0808-2000-247-(24-hour-helpline)

    website:-www.refuge.org.uk

    addiction (drugs,-alcohol,-gambling)

    alcoholics-anonymous

    phone:-0800-917-7650-(24-hour-helpline)

    website:-www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

    national-gambling-helpline

    phone:-0808-8020-133-(daily,-8am-to-midnight)

    website:-www.begambleaware.org

    narcotics-anonymous

    phone:-0300-999-1212-(daily,-10am-to-midnight)

    website:-www.ukna.org

    alzheimer's

    alzheimer's-society

    provides-information-on-dementia,-including-factsheets-and-helplines.

    phone:-0333-150-3456-(monday-to-friday,-9am-to-5pm-and-10am-to-4pm-on-weekends)

    website:-www.alzheimers.org.uk

    bereavement

    cruse-bereavement-care

    phone:-0808-808-1677-(monday-to-friday,-9am-to-5pm)

    website:-www.cruse.org.uk

    crime victims

    rape-crisis

    to-find-your-local services-phone:-0808-802-9999-(daily,-12pm-to-2.30pm-and-7pm-to-9.30pm)

    website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

    victim-support

    phone: 0808-168-9111-(24-hour-helpline)

    website:-www.victimsupport.org

    eating disorders

    beat

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

    website:-www.b-eat.co.uk

    learning disabilities

    mencap

    charity-working-with-people-with-a-learning-disability,-their-families-and-carers.

    phone: 0808-808-1111-(monday-to-friday,-9am-to-5pm)

    website: www.mencap.org.uk

    parenting

    family-lives

    advice-on-all-aspects-of-parenting,-including-dealing-with-bullying.

    phone:-0808-800-2222-(monday-to-friday,-9am-to-9pm-and-saturday-to-sunday,-10am-to-3pm)

    website: www.familylives.org.uk

    relationships

    relate

    the-uk's-largest-provider-of-relationship-support.

    website:-www.relate.org.uk

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    A to Z

    Anxiety UK

    Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

    Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 7.30pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 2pm)

    Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

    Bipolar UK

    A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

    Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

    CALM

    CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

    Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

    Website: www.thecalmzone.net

    Men's Health Forum

    24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

    Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

    Mental Health Foundation

    Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

    Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

    Mind

    Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

    Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

    Website: www.mind.org.uk

    No Panic

    Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

    Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

    Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

    OCD Action

    Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

    Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge

    Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

    OCD UK

    A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

    Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

    Website: www.ocduk.org

    PAPYRUS

    Young suicide prevention society.

    Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

    Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

    Rethink Mental Illness

    Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

    Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

    Website: www.rethink.org

    Samaritans

    Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

    Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

    SANE

    Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

    SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)

    Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

    Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

    Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

    YoungMinds

    Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

    Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

    Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

    Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)

    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

    Refuge

    Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

    Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.refuge.org.uk

    Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

    National Gambling Helpline

    Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)

    Website: www.begambleaware.org

    Narcotics Anonymous

    Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)

    Website: www.ukna.org

    Alzheimer's

    Alzheimer's Society

    Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.

    Phone: 0333 150 3456 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends)

    Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

    Bereavement

    Cruse Bereavement Care

    Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

    Website: www.cruse.org.uk

    Crime victims

    Rape Crisis

    To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)

    Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

    Victim Support

    Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)

    Website: www.victimsupport.org

    Eating disorders

    Beat

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

    Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

    Learning disabilities

    Mencap

    Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

    Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

    Website: www.mencap.org.uk

    Parenting

    Family Lives

    Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

    Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)

    Website: www.familylives.org.uk

    Relationships

    Relate

    The UK's largest provider of relationship support.

    Website: www.relate.org.uk

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