Alcoholics Anonymous

A national 24 hr helpline for anyone with a drinking problem.
Telephone: 0845 769 7555

CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably)

A small but innovative charity that campaigns to reduce suicide among men and raise their awareness of mental health issues. It was set up in response to the fact that suicide remains the single biggest killer of young men in the UK.


A free 24 hr information telephone line which supports children and young people.
Telephone: 0800 11 11

Domestic Violence Helpline

A 24 hr helpline for anyone experiencing domestic violence, or a family member or friend.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247


For anyone concerned about their own drinking or a family member or friend.
Telephone: 0800 917 8282


A friendly, confidential 24 hr drugs advice helpline.
Telephone: 0300 123 6600


A service specifically for men suffering domestic abuse or violence.
Telephone: 01823 334244


A mental health service run by lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer people. The service is based in Brighton but provides support nationwide. It offers advice and information, advocacy, a peer support group programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring service, an out of hours online chat service, and a food and allotment project.
Telephone: 01273 234839

Narcotics Anonymous

A 24 hr service offering support for anyone with a drug problem
Telephone: 0300 999 1212


Helpline offering emotional support for anyone effected by mental illness
Telephone: 08457 678 000

Stand Alone

A charity that offers support for adults who are estranged from their families or their children. As well as one-to-one support, the charity runs meet-up groups and workshops and also has a selection of helpful guides on its website.

Stop Hate Crime

24 hr support for people who have been affected by hate crime. Victims and witnesses can make contact to report hate crimes, access support and get information.
Telephone: 0800 138 1625
Text: 07717 989 025

Survivors Network

A service providing support for women who have experienced rape or sexual assault.
Telephone: 01273 720110

Together for Mental Wellbeing

A charity that provides help to anyone experiencing mental health problems. With 56 centres around the country, Together offers a wide range of services such as drop-ins, peer support, counselling, social networking, criminal justice support, and advocacy.
Telephone: 020 7780 7300

Victim Support

A free and confidential service which helps victims of crime, witnesses, their families and friends.
Telephone: 0845 30 30 900

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The leading counselling and psychotherapy body in the UK.

Lapidus - Words for Wellbeing

Lapidus journal provides networks and information for people interested in writing and creativity for personal development and in working with others.

The UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a membership organisation, with over 70 training and listing organisations, and over 7,500 individual practitioners.


The National Association for Mental Health in the United Kingdom campaigns on behalf of those with mental illness.