Resources for help and support


Crisis and urgent support

In an emergency call 999 or go to your local A&E department.

Call NHS 111 if you need help but are not in immediate danger.

Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment.



Contact: 0808 800 3302


Samaritans: 116 123


Local Branch:


Text SHOUT to 85258



National Organisations

Action for Elder Abuse

Contact: 0808 808 8141


Provide a helpline (Elder Abuse Response) offering information, advice, and support for those who suspect that an older person is being abused or for older people who are being abused.


Anxiety Alliance:

Anxiety UK:

No Panic:

Social Anxiety UK:


Beat – Beating Eating Disorder

Contact:0300 123 3355


Supports people affected by eating disorders.


Bipolar UK:

Birth Trauma Association:


Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN):

Ensures people of Black, African, South Asian, Caribbean and People of Colour have support and resources.


Black minds matter:


CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably)

Contact:0800 585858 (5pm-12am)

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.


Chasing the stigma:

And the hub of hope providing mental health services near you


Combat Stress

Contact: 0800 138 1619

Mental health support for veterans and their families.


Compassionate Friends

Contact: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10am–4pm & 7pm–10pm)

Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.


Cruse Bereavement Support

Bereavement support and information



An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgmental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.


Depression Alliance



Contact: 0808 8020 133

Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.


LGBT Foundation

Contact: 0345 3 30 30 30


Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.


Men’s Advice Line

Contact: 0808 8010 327

Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.


Men’s Health Forum:


Mental Health Foundation:


Mind Info Line

Contact: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

General mental health advice and information.



Contact: 0800 980 1958

Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.


National Self Harm Network

Support individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life and to support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self-harm.


OCD Action

Contact: 0845 390 6232

Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.



A national PND mental health charity.


Rape Crisis

Contact: 0808 802 9999

Umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centre’s who provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.



Relationship support.


Rethink Mental Illness:


SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide

Contact: 0300 111 5065 (Monday to Friday 9am–9pm)

Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.



A one stop listening service for LGBT+ people.


Women’s Aid

Contact: 0808 2000 247

Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.



Local Organisations

Zephyrs Charity –

Contact: or call 07915 995532

Provide support in many ways for bereaved families after the loss of a baby or child.


RoSA – rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence

Contact: 01788 551151

Provide support for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence. Support is also offered to family members, partners and carers. Men/women/YP/Children


The Laura Centre

Contact: 0116 2182140

Offers a range of free open-ended therapeutic support for anyone who has lost a child of any age. The loss could be recent or could have happened many years ago.

Children and young people up to the age of 24 who have lost a parent /carer or other significant adult in their lives.


Sycamore Counselling Service

Contact: 02476 744544

Counselling service for children, low-cost counselling


The Acorn Centre

Contact: 02476 381878

Counselling for pregnancy issues, still birth, miscarriage, fertility issues, for men and women.


First Contact Plus

Contact: 0116 3054286

Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics.