Support

 

 

Domestic Violence:

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. You can call their free phone number 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247 or click on the link above.

Refuge

Refuge believes that no one should live in fear of violence and abuse. They help to rebuild lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse; for example domestic violence, sexual violence, so-called ‘honour’-based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery, and female genital mutilation. has the same free phone number as Women’s Aid: 0808 2000 247 and is available 24 hours a day.  Alternatively, click the above link to go to their website.

Mental health and suicide prevention:

SANE

With SANE’s vision to improve the quality of life for those effect by a mental illness, SANE works hard to raise awareness and combat the stigma of mental health problems. They also conduct research into the causes and treatments of mental illnesses and also provides care and emotional support for those with mental health problems and their families. The SANEline is open every day from 4:30pm-10:30pm on 0300 304 7000. Click on the name to be taken to their website.

Mind

Mind is a charity dedicated to mental health problems and will not give up until everyone experiencing mental health problems receives respect and support. You can phone them on 0300 123 3393 or text them on 86463. There is also a range of support and links to their branches on the link above.

Samaritans

Samaritans offer around the clock support. whether this is in one of their branches or via the phone. they will always allow you to lead the conversation and will never rush you out of the door. To contact their free phone number, please dial 116 123 or click on the above link.

Papyrus

Papyrus is there to prevent suicides of young people up to the age of 35 that is worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person. The Papyrus HOPEline from 10am-10pm weekdays, 5pm- 10pm weekends and 2pm- 5pm on Bank Holidays. You can either call them on 0800 068 41 41, email pat@papyrus-uk.org or you can send a text to 07786209697. Click on the link above to be taken to their website. Papyrus is also a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance.

 

Time to Change

Time to Chang aims to change the way that others think and act when it comes to mental health. There is a range of ways to get involved along with information provided through their website. They are now making attempts to reach men in particular. Click on the name above to be directed to their website.

Young Minds

Young Minds is there for anyone that is under the age of 25. Their aim is to fight for a future where all young minds are empowered and supported regardless of the challenges they may face. They work with children, young people and parents with their “honest and straightforward approach”. Their website contains information on conditions and the ways to overcome them.

Childline

Aimed at children and adolescents aged 19 years or under, Childline are there to help with any issues that someone may be going through. Childline is there at any day or anytime, be this via phone, email or 1-1 web chat. They are also linked with NSPCC. You can call them on 0800 111 or click on the above link.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

CALM is a charity who are dedicated to preventing male suicide. The biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is suicide. They provide support for young men in crisis and for the families should the worst happen. CALM also aims to break the barrier that prevents men from seeking help. They are available from 5pm- 12am every day of the day. You can contact them online through their web chat or call them on 0800 58 58 58

Financial support:

Money Saving Expert

Martin Lewis, the founder of Money Saving Expert, has a range of tips and advice if you find yourself experiencing financial hardship. This site caters to everyone from, families to students to those living alone.