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
Action for M.E
Tel: 0117 927 9551
Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people
Action on Pain
Tel: 0345 6031593 or email: email@example.com
Providing support and advice for people affected by chronic pain
Tel: 0800 6781602 (open 8am – 7pm, every day of the year)
For people over 65 years old who need advice, information, care or health,
• 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
Tel: 0300 222 1122
Talking Point, their on-line forum for people with dementia and their carers is available at
Beat – Beating Eating Disorder
Tel: 0300 123 3355 or 0808 801 0677
Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (adult) / 0845 634 7650 (youth)
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
A listening ear, information and support in time of sorrow
Big Red Directory
Listing services and venues of numerous kinds
Bipolar UK Supporting people affected by Bipolar
Tel: 0333 323 3880 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
support for people diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder
The Brain Charity
Tel: 0808 800 0004 or email: email@example.com
The Brain Tumour Charity supports people who have brain tumours
CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably)
Tel: 0800 585858 (Helpline open 5pm-midnight)
A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Care for the Family
Tel: 029 2081 0800
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to
help those who face family difficulties
Tel: 0300 123 1053
Information, advice and support for carers
Tel: 0300 772 9600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and support for carers including a network of more than 140 carers’ centres
across the UK.
Tel: 0808 808 7777. Mondays and Tuesdays 10am – 4pm
Expert advice, information and support for carers.
Child Death Helpline
Tel: 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019 or email email@example.com
A free phone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any
circumstances, however recent or long ago
Tel: 0800 1111 or email: childline.org.uk
A counselling service for children and young people.
Tel: 01525 863924 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tel: 0333 332 2033
The charity for people who need to live without gluten.
Tel: 0800 138 1619
Mental health support for veterans and their families.
Tel: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10am–4pm & 7pm–10pm)
Support for all families bereaved after the death of a child or children.
Search on postcode for a qualified counsellor in your area.
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
Empowering young deaf people
A self-help charity promoting mutual support between individuals affected by depression.
Farm Community Network
We are a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community.
Tel. 0808 800 2222 or email: email@example.com
We build better family lives together
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For children and adolescents up to the age of eighteen who are experiencing difficulties in the development of gender identity, and their families.
Tel: 0300 123 7015 or email: email@example.com
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.
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.
Tel: 0808 800 2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help and support for people affected by brain injury
British Heart Foundation
Tel: 300 330 3311
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.
Find a professional qualified hypnotherapist in your local area.
Young Suicide Prevention Tel: 0800 068 4141
Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody
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
Tel: 0771 9696 279 or email: org email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice to bereaved families facing an inquest
Tel: 0345 3 30 30 30 or email: email@example.com
Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.
Lone Twin Network
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
Tel: 01296 329091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel: 020 7263 7070
Sanctuary for the Suicidal
25% ME Group
Tel: 01292 318611 or email: email@example.com
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.
Free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
Tel: 0800 980 1958
Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Tel: 0808 800 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering emotional and financial support and information to all those affected by MS, their families and carers
Tel: 0300 999 1212
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: email@example.com
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.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
24 hr helpline: 0808 2000247
National Hearing Voices Network
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
National Self Harm Network
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.
Non-emergency mental health difficulty – Tel 111
Your own G.P
Tel: 0808 800 5000 discuss or report a concern about the safety or welfare of a child.
Tel: 0800 1111 for 18 and under
Tel: 0330 606 1174 – Youth Helpline or 0844 967 4848 – Helpline (Everyday 10am10pm. Calls Charged at 5ppm + access charge) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for sufferers of panic attacks, OCD and phobias
Tel: 0845 390 6232 or www.ocdaction.org.uk
Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.
Tel. 0808 800 0303 or email: email@example.com
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
Tel: 0800 068 41 41 – HopeLine or email: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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
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
For anyone worried about their own behaviour
Rethink National Advice Service
Tel: 0300 5000 927
Help for people affected by mental illness.
A site for teenagers (12-16) with a parent with cancer
Tel: 0845 4500 355
Support for bereaved and injured road crash victims
Rural Support Helpline
Tel: 0800 138 1678 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
The Sand Rose Project
Tel: 0845 607 6357 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides breaks for bereaved families
Tel: 0300 304 7000
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)
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.
Tel: 0303 303 3100 or email: email@example.com
Information, support, education, fundraising
Sudden Death Support Association
Helps relatives and close friends of those who die suddenly.
SUDEP Action (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy)
Tel: 01235 772850 or email: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Support for bereaved families and friends
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
We offer help, information and advice for families with multiple births
Widowed and Young (WAY)
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.
Tel: 0808 2000 247 or www.womensaid.org.uk
Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.
Tel: Parents helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–4pm)
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.