Whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice.
If you cannot find the information you need, please follow this link www.helplines.org/helplines/
Mental Health Helplines
By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer who will chat to them using trained techniques via text.
Young suicide prevention society
Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0800 138 1619 (24-hour helpline)
Supports bereaved children and their families.
Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm)
Information friendship and advice for older people.
Phone: 0800 470 8090 (free 24-hour helpline)
Grief is a natural process but it can be devastating. This organisation is there to help and support after the death of someone close.
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Mon & Fri 9.30am to 5pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9.30am to 8pm)
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone
SSAFA works to ensure the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. They help to relieve need, suffering and distress in order to support their independence and dignity.
Phone: 0800 731 4880 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
THE LOSS FOUNDATION
Providing free bereavement support for loss to Cancer or Covid-19.
Phone: 0300 200 4112
Abuse (Child, Sexual, Domestic Violence)
NDAS (Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service)
Phone: 0300 0120154 (24-hour helpline)
NSPCC / CHILDLINE
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 800 5000 for NSPCC for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
DOMESTIC ABUSE (National Domestic Abuse Helpline)
Phone: 0800 200 0247 (daily, 24 hours)
REFUGE [The national domestic abuse helpline]
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 200 0247 (24-hour helpline)
RESPECT [Male victims of domestic abuse helpline]
Phone: 0808 801 0327 (Monday and Wednesday 9am to 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 5pm)
GALOP [LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse helpline]
Phone: 0800 999 5428 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 8pm)
Addiction (Alcohol, Gambling, Drugs)
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
NACOA (The National Association of Children of Alcoholics)
Phone: 0800 358 3456
NATIONAL GAMBLING HELPLINE
Phone: 0808 802 0133 (daily, 8am to midnight)
FRANK (National Drugs Helpline)
Phone: 0300 123 6600 (daily, 24 hours)
Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily, 10am to midnight)
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm)
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline)
CIS’TERS (Surviving Rape and Sexual Abuse, from a family member)
Phone: 023 8033 8080 (24-hour helpline ansaphone)
MISSING PEOPLE – SAY SOMETHING (Child Sexual Exploitation)
Phone or test: 116 000 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0811 (students) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
(Monday to Friday, 12pm to 8pm, weekends and bank holidays, 4pm to 8pm)
Learning and Physical Disabilities
For people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
For families with disabled children.
Phone: 0808 808 3555 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)