Free helplines & support

Helplines:

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer information and advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Life threatening emergency  – 999
  • NHS 111 Non-emergency medical help & info on local services – 111
  • Samaritans (emotional support if you feel desperate or suicidal) – 116 125
  • Alcoholics Anonymous  – 0800 917 7650
  • FRANK (national drugs helpline) – 03001 236600
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 08082 000247
  • Shout Text Service (crisis support) Text ‘Shout’ to – 85258

Non-emergency helplines – times of operation vary

  • BEAT (eating disorders) – 08088 010677
  • CALM (men aged 15-35) – 0800 58 58 58
  • Mind Infoline – 0300 123 3393
  • Mindline Trans+ (trans, non-binary support) – 0300 330 5468
  • NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) – 0808 801 0331
  • Narcotics Anonymous – 0300 999 1212
  • National Gambling Helpline – 0808 8020 133
  • No Panic (panic attacks, OCD and phobias) – 08449 674848
  • OCD UK – 0333 212 7890
  • Rape Crisis – 08088 029999
  • SANELine – 0300 304 7000
  • Self Injury Helpline – 08088 008088

SAM – Self-help app for Anxiety Management – https://sam-app.org.uk/ –  Designed to help you learn more about  anxiety, build your own anxiety toolkit, and tailor your self-help to your own life.

#Stay Alive – Apphttps://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/ – Create your own safety plan on your phone. Advice and tips about managing suicidal thoughts and ideas for grounding techniques and ‘reasons to stay alive’.

Calm Harm – Apphttps://calmharm.co.uk/Offers several ideas for activities to try to manage urges to self-harm, this app includes suggestions on comforting, distracting, expressing emotions, releasing, and breathing.

Hub of Hope https://hubofhope.co.uk/ – National mental health database, brings together organisations and charities from across the country, who offer mental health advice and support, all in one app.