If you need someone to talk to

If you’ve been affected by anything you’ve seen, read or heard on this site, please consider getting in touch with these organisations that can help.

Crisis and emotional support


Phone: 116 123 (freephone, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/

Mental health information

Mind Infoline

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk


The Compassionate Friend (for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents dedicated to providing peer support

Phone: 0345 123 2304

Website: https://www.tcf.org.uk/

Information and support services for older people and those caring for them

Age UK

Phone: 0800 169 2081 (freephone)

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Adults affected by abuse in childhood


Phone: 0808 801 0331 (Freephone)

Website: https://napac.org.uk/

If you’re concerned about a child


Phone: 0808 800 5000  (freephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Help and support for women about sexual or domestic violence


Phone 0808 2000 247 (freephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

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

Help and support for men who have experienced abuse or sexual violence

Survivors UK

Phone: 0203 98 3898

Email: help@survivorsuk.org

Website: https://www.survivorsuk.org

Addiction and substance misuse

Addaction supports adults, children, young adults and older people to make positive behavioural changes around alcohol and drugs, mental health and wellbeing.

Phone: 020 7251 5860

Support for carers

Carers UK work to raise awareness of unpaid carers in the UK. They give carers a voice and highlight their work to the public.  

Website: https://carers.org/help-and-info/introduction

Email: info@carers.org.uk

Support for people experiencing anxiety

Anxiety UK (National Charity run by people with lived experience of anxiety, aiming to support people with anxiety through info and support)

Phone: 03444 775 774 (09:30-17:30, Mon- Fri)

Email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk

Website: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Support and information for the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ Switchboard

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10:00-23:00, 7 days a week)

Website: https://switchboard.lgbt/

Support when you have experienced discrimination

Equality Advisory Service

Phone: 0808 800 0082 (9.00-19.00 Mon-Fri, 10.00-14.00 Sat)

Live chat and email contact available at http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/