Helplines (UK)

We've pulled together a list of UK helplines for when you or your family need extra support with your health and wellbeing.



Support for children and young people

National Bullying Helpline

The UK’s only charitable organisation providing support to both adults and children struggling with bullying issues - whether in the home, the community, the playground, the workplace or on-line.

Childline – 0800 1111

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

The NSPCC fight for every childhood, working directly with children and families in service centres across the UK and Channel Islands. Giving support to thousands of adults and young people in need.

CEOP Thinkuknow 

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Young Minds

Young Minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. They empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. 

Kooth

Kooth is a digital mental health and wellbeing company working to provide a welcoming space for digital mental health care, available to all.

Minded

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults.

Student Minds

Student Minds works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.

Free2B

Free2B improves LGBTQ+ lives by providing responsive wellbeing support, safe spaces and proactive education, empowering local communities to address discrimination.

Nip in the Bud 

Nip in the Bud works with mental health professionals to produce short films and fact sheets to help parents, primary school teachers and others caring for and working with children to recognise potential mental health conditions.

Meetwo

The MeeToo app allows you to talk anonymously about difficult things with other people of a similar age or experience. You can get help with your problems or use your experiences to help others.

The Mix

The Mix connects you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

Free Cakes For Kids

Free Cakes for Kids is a community service to families, who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child.

Employ-Ability

Employ-Ability is the leading force for a truly disability-inclusive workplace - empowering companies to put inclusion and belonging at the heart of their culture.

Angels Support

Angels supports families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or ADHD - formed by, and are led by, parents whose children face similar challenges.

Potential Kids

Potential Kids is an award winning charity based in Welwyn/Hatfield providing learning, social and sports opportunities to Neurodiverse children / young people (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette Syndrome amongst other conditions), their siblings and families.

Bereavement support

Autism.org

The National Autistic Society are the UK's leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. They provide support, guidance and advice as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Widowed & Young

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.

Cruse

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter's mission is to give every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close. working closely with individuals, families, schools and professionals to offer a way through the anxiety, fear and isolation so often caused by grief

Apart of Me

Apart of Me is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children, young people, and parents. Their aim is to be your trusted guide through grief, helping you to explore, understand, accept and articulate your experience of grief and the wide range of emotions connected to it.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone impacted by the death of a child of any age. 

Pet bereavement

The Ralph Site

The Ralph site is a not-for-profit website that provides support to pet carers around the loss of a beloved companion.

General support

Give us a shout

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

My pickle

My Pickle bring together insights and experiences from shared life experiences to help others. Everyone is welcome to suggest a resource or add their story.

We Can Access

We Can Access is a website where people with disabilities, their families and carers can find support, share ideas and discover ways to access the world around them.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans are there day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory aims to help people find support. From nutrition and complementary therapies to hypnotherapy and coaching, our network of directories seeks to cover all aspects of mental health and wellness. 

Addiction, drug and substance

Addaction

Addaction provide free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

Addiction Helper

Addiction Helper is a commitment to provide information and support not just to those with addictions but also their family, friends and colleagues.

Evolve

With vast knowledge of Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA), Evolve hopes to enable those who abuse to identify their value, redefine their sense of self, make positive choices, and seek to a brighter future.

Talk To Frank

Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol.

Support for adult mental health

MIND

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. 

Women's health

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The British Menopause Society

The British Menopause Society (BMS) educates, informs and guides Healthcare professionals on menopause and all aspects of post reproductive health.

The Menopause Support Network

Menopause Support provides private support via telephone and video consultations and bespoke menopause training and support solutions for businesses and organisations and menopause training days for therapists and well-being professionals.

The Menopause Charity

Supporting women with fact-based menopause research and ensure access to the safest hormone replacement therapy.

Cancer support

The Eve Appeal

The Eve Appeal is the leading UK national charity funding research and raising awareness into the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

Macmillian Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support produce independent, expert, up-to-date information to meet the individual needs of people affected by cancer.

Adult and child eating disorders

B-eat

B-eat is the UK’s eating disorder charity providing support to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Marriage guidance

Relate

Relate are the UK's largest provider of relationship support.

Women's rights / domestic abuse / sexual violence

Womens Aid

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. 

Rights of Women

Rights of Women provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Refuge is an independent, specialist charity that supports women fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. 

Care providers 

Age UK 

Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

CQC

The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.

Homecare

The leading UK Home Care review website.

Carehome

The leading UK Care Home review website.

Fraud

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

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