Crisis Helplines & Support

Crisis Helplines

  • Samaritans: 116 123 (24/7)

https://www.samaritans.org/

  • Shout: text SHOUT to 85258 (24/7)

https://www.crisistextline.uk/

  • Childline (under 19): 0800 1111 (7:30am – 3.30am); online counselling also available

https://www.childline.org.uk/

  • The Mix (under 25): text THEMIX to 85258 (24/7); 0808 808 4994 (3pm to 12am)

https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team

  • Papyrus HOPELINEUK (under 35): 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 (9am-midnight)

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/

EMERGENCY

Please call 999 immediately if there is a risk to your life or another person's life.

 

Other Support 

(I don't work directly with the following organisations, but support is available should you need it.)

  • NHS Mental Health Self-help and Support

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/


  • Info and advice on Childline (with various subjects related to children’s mental health: bullying, abuse, body image, addictions, family, feelings, sex and relationship, gender identity, school/college and life planning.)

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/


Anxiety

  • Anxiety UK

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/


Depression:

  • Mind

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/

  • Depression UK

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/


Bereavement:

  • Cruse

www.hopeagain.org.uk

  • Hope Again (Cruse for youth)

https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

  • Grief Encounter (children and young people)

https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/

  • Winston’s Wish (children and young people)

https://www.winstonswish.org/helpline/


Bullying

  • Bullying UK

https://www.bullying.co.uk/

  • Kidscape (9-16 years old)

http://www.kidscape.org.uk/


Child Abuse

  • NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/dedicated-helplines/

  • Barnardo’s

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/protecting-children


Domestic Violence

  • Women’s aid (women and children)

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

  • Refuge (women and children)

https://www.refuge.org.uk/

  • Respect Man’s Advice Line (man)

https://mensadviceline.org.uk/


Sexual Abuse

  • The Havens (urgent advice & appointment)

https://www.thehavens.org.uk/

  • Rape Crisis South London (RASASC, with national freephone helpline)

https://www.rasasc.org.uk/

  • Survivors UK (Male sexual abuse, 13+)

https://www.survivorsuk.org/

  • Galop (LGBT+, 13+)

http://www.galop.org.uk/sexualviolence/

Eating Disorders

  • Beat (Eating Disorders Association)

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/


Autism

  • National Autistic Society

https://www.autism.org.uk/

  • Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/autism-and-mental-health/

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

  • OCD-UK

https://www.ocduk.org/

Gender Identity

  • Switchboard (LGBT+ helpline)

https://switchboard.lgbt/

  • Mindline Trans

http://mindlinetrans.org.uk/

  • Mermaids (gender diversity for children and young people)

https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/


Addiction:

  • FRANK (drugs)

https://www.talktofrank.com/

  • We are with you (drugs and alcohol)

https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/help-and-advice/

  • Gamblers Anonymous (gambling)

https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/


Support for Asylum Seekers

  • Happy Baby Community (women who are pregnant or with babies)

https://www.happybabycommunity.org.uk/