Support helplines

The current restrictions on everyday life can exacerbate those facing a crisis or living with challenging circumstances. Many organisations are still operational and are continuing to support those experiencing difficulties.

Abusive relationships / domestic violence

Addiction / substance misuse

  • Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 (24hrs)

  • Addaction (addiction and mental health) www.addaction.org.uk

  • Narcotics Anonymous 0300 999 1212 (10am - midnight)

  • OCD Action 0845 390 6232 or 020 7253 2664 [email protected] Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm)

  • Beat Eating Disorder Association 084 5634 1414 (3pm - 10pm every day)

  • Gamblers Anonymous www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Bereavement

  • Cruse Bereavement Care 084 4477 9400 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

  • Nightline (support for students): www.nightline.ac.uk

Crime

  • Rape Crisis 080 8802 9999 (daily, 12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm)

  • Victim Support 080 8168 9111 (weekdays: 8am-8pm, weekends: 24hrs)

Identity

Older age

  • Age UK national advice line 080 0678 1174 (8am to 7pm 365 days a year)

  • Independent Age 080 0319 6789 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm) www.independentage.org/