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Crime & Safety

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) gives advice in person, by phone and online on a huge range of issues from housing to work.

Websitehttp://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Telephone08444 111 444


Crimestoppers

Calling Crimestoppers allows you to report a crime in complete anonymity.

Websitehttp://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

Telephone0800 555 111


Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis offers support and advice to victims of rape and sexual assault, no matter how long ago the attack was.

Websitehttp://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/

Telephone0808 802 99 99


Release

Release offers free and confidential advice on everything to do with drugs and drugs law.

Websitehttp://www.release.org.uk/

Telephone0845 4500 215


Victim Support

Victim Support offers free and confidential advice to anyone affected by crime.

Websitehttp://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Telephone0845 30 30 900


Women’s aid

Women’s aid protects women from domestic violence and has a 24-hour helpline.

Websitehttp://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Telephone0808 2000 247

Drink & Drugs

FRANK

FRANK offers friendly, confidential advice on all things drugs-related.

Websitehttp://www.talktofrank.com/

Telephone0800 77 66 00

Live ChatLive chat with an advisor between 2pm – 6pm (UK) on any day of the week.


Release

Release offers free and confidential advice on everything to do with drugs and drugs law.

Websitehttp://www.release.org.uk/

Telephone0845 4500 215


Samaritans

Samaritans provides 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress by phone, email or face to face.

Websitehttp://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone08457 90 90 90

Housing

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) gives advice in person, by phone and online on a huge range of issues from housing to work.

Websitehttp://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Telephone08444 111 444


National Debt Helpline

The National Debt Helpline offers you free, confidential and independent advice on debt issues.

Websitehttp://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/

Telephone0808 808 4000


Shelter

Shelter helps people fight for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a home. Shelter also tackles the root causes of Britain’s housing crisis by campaigning for new laws, policies, and solutions

Websitehttp://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice

Telephone0808 800 4444

Mental Health

AnxietyUK

AnxietyUK run helplines, email support, live chats and therapy services for people with anxiety disorders.

Websitehttp://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Telephone08444 775 774

Live ChatLive chat is open between the hours of 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and is subject to volunteer availability.


Beat

Beat help people overcome eating disorders through helplines, online support and self-help groups.

Websitehttp://www.b-eat.co.uk/

Telephone0845 634 7650


C.A.L.M

C.A.L.M (campaign against living miserably) is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. They have lots of information on their website and run a helpline from five to midnight.

Websitehttp://www.thecalmzone.net/

Telephone0800 58 58 58


Mind

Mind offers advice and support to people with mental health problems. Their helpline runs nine to six from Monday to Friday.

Websitehttp://www.mind.org.uk/help

Telephone0300 123 3393


NHS Direct

You can call NHS Direct for quick advice when it’s not an emergency.

Websitehttp://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

Telephone111


OCD Action

OCD Action provide support and information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Their website has loads of information, community boards and stories from people with OCD. They also run a help and information phone line.

Websitehttp://www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-info/

Telephone0845 390 6232


Samaritans

Samaritans provides 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress by phone, email or face to face.

Websitehttp://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone08457 90 90 90


SANE

SANE is a national mental health charity which aims to raise awareness of mental illness and campaign to improve services and initiate and fund research into the causes of serious mental illness through research.

Websitehttp://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/

Telephone0845 767 8000


TESS text and email support service

TESS are a text and email support service run by Bristol Crisis Service for Women. The service is for girls and women up to age 25 who self-harm. They’re open Mon-Fri, 7pm-9pm.

Websitehttp://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/tess-text-and-email-support-service

Telephone0780 047 2908

Money

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) gives advice in person, by phone and online on a huge range of issues from housing to work.

Websitehttp://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Telephone08444 111 444


Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service offers free, unbiased and independent advice about all financial matters.

Websitehttps://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/?locale=en

Telephone0300 500 5000


National Debt Helpline

The National Debt Helpline offers you free, confidential and independent advice on debt issues.

Websitehttp://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/

Telephone0808 808 4000


Samaritans

Samaritans provides 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress by phone, email or face to face.

Websitehttp://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone08457 90 90 90

Sex & Relationships

Brook

Brook provides free, confidential sexual health services for young people under 25.

Websitehttp://www.brook.org.uk/

Telephone0808 802 1234

Live ChatYou can chat live online with a Brook advisor, between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).


LGBT Youth Scotland

Information and advice for young LGBT people in Scotland. Includes information leaphlets, live chats, a helpline and message boards.

Websitehttps://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

TelephoneText 07786 202 370

Live ChatYou can leave a message in the chat box any time and an advisor will email you back.


London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard

Offers a wide range of help services for LGBT, including a helpline and message boards.

Websitehttp://www.llgs.org.uk/

Telephone0300 330 0630


Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis offers support and advice to victims of rape and sexual assault, no matter how long ago the attack was.

Websitehttp://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/

Telephone0808 802 99 99


Relate

Relate is an affordable relationship and sex counselling service.

Websitehttp://www.relate.org.uk/home/index.html

Telephone0300 100 1234

Live ChatLive chat sessions are for 25 minutes with a counsellor and are available Mondays & Tuesdays 9am – 5pm; 7pm – 9pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 4pm; 7pm – 9pm, Friday: 9am – 3pm, Sunday: 7pm – 9pm


Samaritans

Samaritans provides 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress by phone, email or face to face.

Websitehttp://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone08457 90 90 90


Women’s aid

Women’s aid protects women from domestic violence and has a 24-hour helpline.

Websitehttp://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Telephone0808 2000 247


YCNet

YCNet is a website full of support and information for young carers. They run community boards, chat sessions and have an online agony aunt.

Websitehttp://www.youngcarers.net/

Work & Study

Acas

Acas offers free advice about everything to do with employment law.

Websitehttp://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1461

Telephone0300 123 1100


Prospects

Prospects is the UK’s official graduate jobs website.

Websitehttp://www.prospects.ac.uk/


Samaritans

Samaritans provides 24 hour confidential emotional support to anyone in emotional distress by phone, email or face to face.

Websitehttp://www.samaritans.org/

Telephone08457 90 90 90

Your Body

Beat

Beat help people overcome eating disorders through helplines, online support and self-help groups.

Websitehttp://www.b-eat.co.uk/

Telephone0845 634 7650


NHS Direct

You can call NHS Direct for quick advice when it’s not an emergency.

Websitehttp://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

Telephone111


Youreable

Youreable is an online community of and for disabled people.

Websitehttp://www.youreable.com/forums/forum.php

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