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Helping Organisations in Britain

Helping Organisations in Britain

This list is provided as information, in the hope it may be useful to some. I am unable to check or endorse each organisation personally but will make every effort to maintain an up to date and relevant list of helping organisation of which I am aware.

Action for Elder Abuse
Tel: 0808 808 8141 or www.elderabuse.org.uk
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.
Action for M.E
Tel: 0117 927 9551
https://www.actionforme.org.uk
Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people
with M.E.
Action on Pain
Tel: 0345 6031593 or email: painline@action-on-pain.co.uk
http://www.action-on-pain.co.uk
Providing support and advice for people affected by chronic pain
Age UK
Tel: 0800 6781602 (open 8am – 7pm, every day of the year)
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/#
For people over 65 years old who need advice, information, care or health,
Anxiety
• Anxiety Alliance: www.anxietyalliance.org.uk
• Anxiety United: www.anxietyunited.com
• Anxiety UK Tel: 03444 775774 or www.anxietyuk.org.uk
• No Panic: www.nopanic.org.uk
• Social Anxiety UK: www.social-anxiety.org.uk
Alzheimer’s Society
Tel: 0300 222 1122
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Talking Point, their on-line forum for people with dementia and their carers is available at
https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/

Beat – Beating Eating Disorder
Tel: 0300 123 3355 or 0808 801 0677
Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (adult) / 0845 634 7650 (youth)
www.b-eat.org.uk
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Supports people affected by eating disorders.
The Bereavement Trust
Free Helpline: 0800 435 455 (6pm until 10pm). If the line is engaged, please ring 0800
9177 416.
https://www.bereavement-trust.org.uk/
A listening ear, information and support in time of sorrow
Big Red Directory
Listing services and venues of numerous kinds
https://www.bigreddirectory.com/
Bipolar UK Supporting people affected by Bipolar
Tel: 0333 323 3880 or Email: info@bipolaruk.org
https://www.bipolaruk.org
support for people diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder
The Brain Charity
Tel: 0808 800 0004 or email: info@thebraincharity.org.uk
https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk
The Brain Tumour Charity supports people who have brain tumours

CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably)
Tel: 0800 585858 (Helpline open 5pm-midnight)
www.thecalmzone.net/
A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Care for the Family
Tel: 029 2081 0800
https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to
help those who face family difficulties
Carers Direct
Tel: 0300 123 1053
https://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
Information, advice and support for carers
Carers Trust
Tel: 0300 772 9600 or email: info@carers.org
https://carers.org
Information and support for carers including a network of more than 140 carers’ centres
across the UK.
Carers UK
Tel: 0808 808 7777. Mondays and Tuesdays 10am – 4pm
https://www.carersuk.org
Expert advice, information and support for carers.
Child Death Helpline
Tel: 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019 or email contact@childdeathhelpline.org
http://childdeathhelpline.org.uk/
A free phone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any
circumstances, however recent or long ago
Childline
Tel: 0800 1111 or email: childline.org.uk
A counselling service for children and young people.
CHUMS
Tel: 01525 863924 or email: info@chums.uk.com
http://chums.uk.com
The Trauma Service was set up to offer more help for those children and young people
who had experienced a death of someone they knew in a traumatic way, like murder,
suicide or other sudden death.
Coeliac UK
Tel: 0333 332 2033
https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/
The charity for people who need to live without gluten.
Combat Stress
Tel: 0800 138 1619
www.combatstress.org.uk
Mental health support for veterans and their families.
Compassionate Friends
Tel: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10am–4pm & 7pm–10pm)
www.tcf.org.uk
Support for all families bereaved after the death of a child or children.
Counselling Directory
https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Search on postcode for a qualified counsellor in your area.

Depend
www.depend.org.uk
An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgemental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.
British Deaf Association
Tel: 020 7697 4140 Text 07795 410 724
https://bda.org.uk
Empowering young deaf people
Depression Alliance
www.depressionalliance.org
Depression UK
info@depressionuk.org
www.depressionuk.org
A self-help charity promoting mutual support between individuals affected by depression.

Farm Community Network
help@fcn.org.uk
https://fcn.org.uk/
We are a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community.
Family Lives
Tel. 0808 800 2222 or email: ask@familylives.org.uk
https://www.familylives.org.uk
We build better family lives together
FRANK
Tel: 0300 1236600 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Text 82111 Text a question and
FRANK will text you back.
Honest information about drugs.


GamCare
Tel: 0808 8020 133 or www.gamcare.org.uk
Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.
Gender Identity Development Service (NHS)
Tel: 020 8938 2030/1 or email: gids@tavi-port.nhs.uk
https://gids.nhs.uk/
For children and adolescents up to the age of eighteen who are experiencing difficulties in the development of gender identity, and their families.
Grandparent’s Association
Tel: 0300 123 7015 or email: advice@grandparentsplus.org.uk
https://www.grandparentsplus.org.uk/
National kinship care charity. We want kinship carers and the children they are raising to be recognised, valued and supported. There are 200,000 children in UK being raised by relatives or friends because their parents can no longer look after them.

Harmless
Email: info@harmless.org.uk
www.harmless.org.uk
Established to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and
suicide. For people who self-harm, their friends, families and professionals.
Headway
Tel: 0808 800 2244 or email helpline@headway.org.uk
https://www.headway.org.uk
Help and support for people affected by brain injury
British Heart Foundation
Tel: 300 330 3311
https://www.bhf.org.uk
Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We raise money to research cures and treatments, so we can beat heartbreak forever.
Hypnotherapy Directory
www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk
Find a professional qualified hypnotherapist in your local area.
HOPELineUk
Young Suicide Prevention Tel: 0800 068 4141

Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody
Email: iap@justice.gov.uk
http://iapdeathsincustody.independent.gov.uk/
The IAP is a government body set up to provide independent advice and expertise on
policy. Its aim is to bring about a continuing and sustained reduction in the number and
rate of deaths in all forms of state custody in England and Wales
Infer Trust
Tel: 0771 9696 279 or email: org info@infertrust.org
http://www.infertrust
Infer Trust aims to raise awareness of public health and safety issues with particular
reference to the use of firearms and to offer support and advice to those affected by gun violence Inquest
Tel: 020 7263 1111 or email: inquest@inquest.org.uk
https://www.inquest.org.uk/
Advice to bereaved families facing an inquest

LGBT Foundation
Tel: 0345 3 30 30 30 or email: helpline@lgbt.foundation
Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.
Lone Twin Network
https://lonetwinnetwork.org.uk/
The Lone Twin Network is a voluntary support group run by and for lone twins, over the
age of 18, whose loss has occurred at or around birth, in childhood or during adulthood. We are a UK based group but also have many members from all over
the world
Lymphoma Action
Tel: 01296 329091 or email enquiries@lymphoma-action.org.uk
https://lymphoma-action.org.uk
We are the UK’s only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the 5th most common cancer. We’ve been providing in-depth, expert information for over 30 years, helping thousands of peopleaffected by lymphoma. Our mission is to make sure no one faces lymphoma alone.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Tel: 0808 808 00 00
https://www.macmillan.org.uk
Maytree
Tel: 020 7263 7070
maytree@maytree.org.uk
Sanctuary for the Suicidal
25% ME Group
Tel: 01292 318611 or email: enquiry@25megroup.org
https://25megroup.org/
A nationwide charity. We campaign to raise awareness of M.E and provide services to
people affected by severe M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).
Men’s Advice Line
Tel: 0808 8010 327 or www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
Mind Info Line
Tel: 0300 123 3393 / text 86463 www.mind.org.uk
General mental health advice and information.
MindEd
www.minded.org.uk
Free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
Mosac
Tel: 0800 980 1958
www.mosac.org.uk
Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Tel: 0808 800 8000 or email helpline@mssociety.org.uk
https://www.mssociety.org.uk
Offering emotional and financial support and information to all those affected by MS, their families and carers

Narcotics Anonymous
Tel: 0300 999 1212
https://ukna.org
A completely voluntary organisation open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help.The
only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
Tel: 0800 358 3456 (helpline) or email: helpline@nacoa.org.uk
https://www.nacoa.org.uk/
Registered charity formed to address the problems of children growing up in families
where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. This
includes children of all ages, many of whose problems only become apparent in adulthood
National Counselling Society
Find a therapist. Body for ethical counselling practice offering a searchable register of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists across the UK.
https://nationalcounsellingsociety.org/
National Domestic Violence Helpline
24 hr helpline: 0808 2000247
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
National Hearing Voices Network
Email: info@hearing-voices.org
https://www.hearing-voices.org
The Hearing Voices Network is a national charity for voice hearers, friends, relatives,
interested workers and members of the public.
National LGBT and domestic abuse helpline
0800 9995428
National Self Harm Network
www.nshn.co.uk
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 selfharm.
NHS
Non-emergency mental health difficulty – Tel 111
Your own G.P
NSPCC
Tel: 0808 800 5000 discuss or report a concern about the safety or welfare of a child.
Tel: 0800 1111 for 18 and under
www.nspcc.org.uk
No Panic
Tel: 0330 606 1174 – Youth Helpline or 0844 967 4848 – Helpline (Everyday 10am10pm. Calls Charged at 5ppm + access charge) or email info@nopanic.org.uk
www.nopanic.or.uk
Support for sufferers of panic attacks, OCD and phobias

OCD Action
Tel: 0845 390 6232 or www.ocdaction.org.uk
Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.

Parkinson’s UK
Tel. 0808 800 0303 or email: hello@parkinsons.org.uk
https://www.parkinsons.org.uk
We’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life.
Because we’re here, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone
Papyrus UK
Tel: 0800 068 41 41 – HopeLine or email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
https://papyrus-uk.org/
Practical advice on suicide prevention for young people UK is a confidential support and advice service for Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking aboutsuicide.
Penny Brohn UK
Tel: 0303 3000 118 or email: info@pennybrohn.org.uk
https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk
The Bristol Whole Life Approach recognises that cancer affects every aspect of our lives.
To be healthy we need to pay attention to all parts of ourselves – our mind, body, spirit and emotions. The charity also offers a treatment support clinic, courses, individual and group support and counselling and information.
Prostate Cancer UK
Tel: 0800 074 8383
https://prostatecanceruk.org
Support for men diagnosed with prostate cancer
Private Therapists and Counsellors

Rape Crisis England and Wales
Tel: 0808 802 9999 or www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres who provide specialist
support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence or childhood sexual
abuse.
Respect
Helpline: 08088020231
For anyone worried about their own behaviour
Rethink National Advice Service
Tel: 0300 5000 927
https://www.rethink.org
Help for people affected by mental illness.
Riprap
www.riprap.org.uk
A site for teenagers (12-16) with a parent with cancer
RoadPeace
Tel: 0845 4500 355
www.roadpeace.org
Support for bereaved and injured road crash victims
Rural Support Helpline
Tel: 0800 138 1678 or email: info@ruralsupport.org.uk
https://www.ruralsupport.org.uk
The organisation provides support through a helpline which offers a listening and
signposting service for farmers and farm families.

SANDS – Stillbirth and Neonatal death
National Helpline: 020 7436 5881 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm; Tues & Thurs 6pm –
10pm. Open Bank Holidays 10am – 3pm) or email: helpline@uk-sands.org
The Sand Rose Project
Tel: 0845 607 6357 or email: info@sandrose.org.uk
https://www.sendirect.org.uk/
Provides breaks for bereaved families
SANE
Tel: 0300 304 7000
http://www.sane.org.uk/
A national mental health charity aiming to raise awareness of mental illness and campaign to improve services, initiate and fund research into the causes of serious mental illness.
Self – Injury Support
Text: 07537 432444 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm–9.30pm)
www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
For women affected by self-injury, (themselves or friend/family member)
SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide
Tel: 0300 111 5065 (Monday to Friday 9am–9pm) www.uksobs.org
Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.
Stroke Association
Tel: 0303 303 3100 or email: helpline@stroke.org.uk
https://www.stroke.org.uk
Information, support, education, fundraising
Sudden Death Support Association
http://www.suddendeath.org/
Helps relatives and close friends of those who die suddenly.
SUDEP Action (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy)
Tel: 01235 772850 or email: info@sudep.org
https://sudep.org/
A specialist organisation, providing services, information and education for bereaved
families and professional on epilepsy related deaths.
Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM)
Tel: 0121 472 2912 or 0845 872 3440 or email info@samm.org.uk
https://www.samm.org.uk/
Support for bereaved families and friends

The Mix
Tel: 0808 8084994 or https://www.themix.org.uk/
Essential support for under 25’s
The Twins Trust
Tel: 0800 138 0509 or email Twinline@twinstrust.org
https://twinstrust.org
We offer help, information and advice for families with multiple births

Widowed and Young (WAY)
https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk
WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner
died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have
been bereaved at a young age themselves.
Women’s Aid
Tel: 0808 2000 247 or www.womensaid.org.uk
Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.

Young Minds
Tel: Parents helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–4pm)
www.youngminds.org.uk
Or Young people experiencing crisis can text YM to 85258
Support for parents and carers concerned about their emotional or mental health of under 25’s.