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)
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)