If you're not able to get in touch with a counsellor or if you are needing help in a crisis I have put together a few resources and contacts that may be of use.
Alcoholics Anonymous - If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you - 0800 917 7650, www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Narcotics Anonymous – If you have a problem with drugs - 0300 999 1212, www.ukna.org
Cruse – bereavement support - 0808 808 1677, www.cruse.org.uk
WAY (Widowed & Young) – bereavement charity for those who’ve lost their partners aged 50 & under - www.widowedandyoung.org.uk
Child Bereavement UK – supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement - 0800 02 888 40, www.childbereavementuk.org
Alzheimer’s Society - Support & advice for living with dementia, for yourself or a person close to you - 0333 150 3456, www.alzheimers.org.uk
Beat (Eating Disorders) - Beat provides helplines for people of all ages, offering support and information about eating disorders no matter where you are in your journey - 0808 801 0433, www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
British Heart Foundation – for if you’re looking for information about heart or circulatory conditions, tests or treatments – 0300 330 3311, www.bhf.org.uk
Mencap - charity for people with a learning disability, they offer support for their families and carers too - 0808 8000 300, www.mencap.org.uk
Men's health forum - talking all things men’s health, helping men live longer and healthier lives - 0330 097 0654, www.menshealthforum.org.uk
LGBT Foundation - national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities - 0345 3 30 30 30, www.lgbt.foundation
MIND – advice and support for those experiencing mental health problems – 0300 123 3393, www.mind.org.uk
PAPYRUS - charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) in the UK - 0800 068 4141, www.papyrus-uk.org
Family Lives - Parenting and family support – 0808 800 2222, www.familylives.org.uk
Victim Support - charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents - 0808 1689 111, www.victimsupport.org.uk
If you are feeling suicidal or are having thoughts of harming yourself or someone else and cannot stay safe:
For urgent help in a crisis you can contact the Samaritans free on 116 123 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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