Help and Advice ServicesUseful Contacts

Welcome to our help and support page.

Before deciding what help you might need, just do a quick check in with yourself.  

Are you:

feeling anxious, having flashbacks and/or having panic attacks 

feeling suicidal or thinking about suicide

self-harming

experiencing mania where you might be feeling very high

experiencing psychosis or extreme paranoia 

You might be dealing with grief, relationship troubles, substance abuse/addiction, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, money problem, stress or other huge life problem. Maybe you don’t know why you feel the way you feel right now.  In any case, if any of the above apply, please follow our guide to find out what to do.

1) Dial 999 or go to A&E
If your life is at risk, this is an emergency.  You can access this 24-hours a day free of charge.
2) Call your GP for an emergency appointment
Your local GP can offer emergency appointments.  You do not need to be a registered patient to access this.  Insist on being seen.
3)  Contact a helpline
Helplines have trained people who can provide a useful service for those in crisis.  We have provided some help line details below.
4) Contact us by emailing  
We have some amazing trained and affordable counsellors on our website that we can access without a huge waiting list.  

Please get in touch if you would like to access this service.

AA is an organisation of men and women who share their experience with each other hoping to solve their problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. If you need help with a drinking problem you can contact Alcoholics Anonymous.

Free helpline: 0800 917 7650
Email helpline:

Al-Anon is worldwide and offers support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers.

Confidential Helpline 0800 008 6811 (open 10am-10pm)

Information, advice and support to children of alcohol-dependent parents and people concerned with their welfare through a free and confidential telephone and email helpline.

Free helpline: 0800 358 3456
Email helpline:

Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone elses drinking regardless of the callers age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality.

Free helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm

Provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicide.

Helpline: 116 123 (24hrs)
Email helpline: (they try their hardest to get back to your email within 24 hours)

Turning Point works to support many individuals with learning disabilities to lead more independent lives. Learning Disability. Placeholder Image. drug and alcohol – Turning Point provide a wide range of health and wellbeing services. Whether you come to us with drug or alcohol issues, a mental health concern or a learning disability, we’ll give you the individual support you need. By tailoring our services we can support you each step of the way.

Visit Website: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/

The hub of hope is completely anonymous and basically a database that allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts it has a ‘talk now’ button too which connects you directly to the Samaritans.

You can download the hub of Hope app by searching on your app store or click on the link below to find help near you.

Visit Website: https://hubofhope.co.uk/

list of resources, reading material
and treatment information for users, families, carers and
healthcare professionals.

Visit Website: http://www.nta.nhs.uk/

A directory of residential rehabilitation services across the UK. Users can search by location or by need.

Visit Website: http://www.rehab-online.org.uk/

Numerous easy-to-read resources on a variety of addictions, how to get help and support in your area

Visit website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/addiction-what-is-it/

Addiction Treatment and Drug & Alcohol Rehab Services at Landmark Recovery

Landmark Recovery offers the full spectrum of treatment services available for drug and alcohol dependency.

During their stay, patients will take part in holistic treatment options aimed at ensuring transformational change. Patients receive consistent follow-up support from our staff, as well as detailed action plans designed to help them stay well for life.

Check out their blog:

Addiction and Mental Health in America

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HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

  • For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Young people

Our advisers are all trained to help you focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support that may help you to move forward and stay alive.

Concerned others

If you are concerned that a young person is feeling suicidal, advisers can support you to start a conversation about suicide and explore options of how best to support them.

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

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Suicide Bereavement

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide or if you are supporting someone else, this section will help you to understand how a bereavement by suicide is different, how it affects people, ways to support and some practical issues to be aware of.

Our resources for survivors section features our Support after Suicide Booklet V5 10 2019 leaflet. It also features books, poetry & prose (written by survivors) and films and videos which many people find helpful and reassuring.

It is important to know that you are not alone, together we can help each other.

Website: https://uksobs.org/

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The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support.

This website have been developed with the help of both individuals with experience of suicide and professional bereavement organisations so you can explore practical information and find emotional support if you have been impacted by suicide.

Visit Website:https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/

Helping bereaved people find free support: https://www.ataloss.org/

I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.