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In crisis – where to get help

Samaritans – contact via phone, email, letter or face to face
In the UK dial 08457 90 90 90.
In the Republic of Ireland dial 1850 60 90 90

SANE – contact via phone, email and online forum 
phone 08457 67 80 00 

Bullying UK contact via phone, email, online chat
phone 0808 800 2222

Papyrus- teenagers and young adults
phone Hope Line UK 0800 068 41 41

Child Line- children and teenagers as well as concerned adults
Phone, email, online chat
0800 11 11      (number is short so easily remembered)

Support, Information and Resources – for when you’re feeling up to it
MIND – if in crisis recommends you contact the Samaritans

Depression Alliance

CALM – the campaign against living miserably, men aged 15 to 35

Students Against Depression

Large mental health service directory for information for when you’re out of the woods – tailored to condition

Sunshine Meadows:
Otter thank you for posting the list, I made it sticky so it stays at the top here in Links

If you are frightened, injured or in danger–  dial 999
for Police, Fire Service, Ambulance response

Disability Hate Crime - Voice UK helpline (not 24hrs see website)
phone 080 880 2 8686
this will not show up on your phone bill and is free from mobiles and most land lines

Food emergency – free food distribution
phone: 020 7394 2468

Housing emergency
Shelter England on 0808 800 4444

Shelter Scotland on 0808 800 4444

Shelter Cymru (Wales) on 0845 075 5005

Shelter Northern Ireland on  028 9024 7752

And for the rest of Eire (Ireland) county helplines can be found here

For Heating, clothing, basic needs not being met, financial support contact Turn 2 US on 0808 802 2000

It is part of Elizabeth Finn Care which holds further funds and assistance

For health advice including sight, teeth and hearing 
or call 0845 4647 (short number so easily remembered)

Domestic Violence- dial 999 if frightened, injured or in danger

Female victims- 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Male victims – National Mankind Helpline (not 24hrs see website)  01823 334244 (text phone also available)

Child victims – call Child Line on 0800 11 11 (24hrs), plus email and online chat

For victims whatever the crime visit or call its support line on 0845 30 30 900

Other issues – general advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
full, searchable to issue and location guide

helplines, advice, contacts for particular areas to follow as will a post will textphone numbers

Age UK – for services, resources and advice – formerly known as Age Concern and Help the Aged

in England phone 0800 169 87 87 and email

in Scotland phone 0845 125 9732 and email
in Wales phone 029 2043 1555 and email

in Northern Ireland phone 028 9024 5729 and email

Carers Direct – Information, advice and support
Phone 0808 802 02 02
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and 11am to 4pm weekends
Can also email, text, write, enquire online and request free call back in up to 170 languages, for full details see link below

Cruse Bereavement Care- somewhere to turn when someone dies
for local offices, services, branches, phone numbers and email addresses see link below

Disabled Living Foundation helpline – for your equipment needs, information on hiring kit and local organisations which can help
Call 0845 130 9177 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Drink Line – give up, cut back, get advice and support
Phone 0800 7 314 314

Environmental Agency Flood line
Phone 0845 988 1188
email alert system available, as is Type Talk 0845 602 6340

Frank (24hr) drugs issues confidential helpline
phone 0800 77 66 00
text to 82111
can also email from the website and enquire online

more entries to come

Gam Care – problem gambling issues, for self, partner or family
phone 0808 8020 133 (daily 8am till midnight), online chat, forum

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard – providing free and confidential support to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people across the UK
Phone 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am till 11pm), instant messaging, email support and resources database available through website

MIND Information Line – mental health advice helpline open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Phone 0300 123 3393, further advice or services and processes on website

Missing Persons – Freephone (24hr) helpline 0500 700 700
General enquiries email
If you're missing and want to talk about your situation: call Freephone  0800 700 740        Text 80234 or email:
To report someone missing:
Fuller details on website

if you are under 18 there is a 24hr runaways helpline 0808 800 7070
you can you the text number 80234 or email

National Grid Emergency helpline – where to report smelling gas
Phone 0800 111 999 or visit

National Debt line – free advice; Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Phone 0808 808 4000, specialist business debt line also available 0800 197 6026 and email from website

NSPCC (24hr) helpline – worried about a child
Call 0808 800 5000 or Text 88858, for online, email and other contact methods see website


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