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National contacts

These are key national contacts for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties, and for anyone close to somebody who is experiencing difficulties.

For more details about the services we provide please visit our service finder.

Our services

If you need help urgently, please visit our crisis support page

Crisis support

Call costs

Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free. Calls made to 0300 numbers will be charged at your network service provider's local rate.

Other available information

For more information and resources please visit the national NHS website.



For those close to someone addicted to drugs and/or alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

For men of all ages.

Carers UK

Cruse - Bereavement support

Alzheimer’s Society

Domestic Violence Helpline

FRANK - Drugs and alcohol advice

Papyrus UK - Prevention of young suicide

LGBT+ - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans+

Mind - Information and advice on mental health

NAPAC - National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Rape Crisis - Support for women and girls

Rethink Mental Illness - Information about local support

Samaritans - Confidential support from trained volunteers

SMART Recovery

An alternative to the 'anonymous' groups for people with an addiction

SANE - Emotional support for anyone affected by mental illness

Shelter - Housing and homelessness advice

Shout - Free, confidential and anonymous text support service

Silverline - Support for older people

StepChange - Free debt advice and solutions

Victim Support

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