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Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« on: April 22, 2012, 12:07:42 AM »
In crisis – where to get help

Samaritans – contact via phone, email, letter or face to face
In the UK dial 08457 90 90 90.
In the Republic of Ireland dial 1850 60 90 90
http://www.samaritans.org/

SANE – contact via phone, email and online forum 
phone 08457 67 80 00
http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/ 

Bullying UK contact via phone, email, online chat
phone 0808 800 2222
http://www.bullying.co.uk/

Papyrus- teenagers and young adults
phone Hope Line UK 0800 068 41 41
http://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Child Line- children and teenagers as well as concerned adults
Phone, email, online chat
0800 11 11      (number is short so easily remembered)
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Support, Information and Resources – for when you’re feeling up to it
MIND – if in crisis recommends you contact the Samaritans
http://www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines

Depression Alliance   http://www.depressionalliance.org/

CALM – the campaign against living miserably, men aged 15 to 35
http://www.thecalmzone.net/

Students Against Depression
http://www.studentdepression.org/


Large mental health service directory for information for when you’re out of the woods – tailored to condition

http://www.mentalhealthsupport.co.uk/MentalHealthService/service_directory.html
 

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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 08:51:00 AM »
Otter thank you for posting the list, I made it sticky so it stays at the top here in Links
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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 03:50:03 PM »
If you are frightened, injured or in danger–  dial 999
for Police, Fire Service, Ambulance response



Disability Hate Crime - Voice UK helpline (not 24hrs see website)
phone 080 880 2 8686
this will not show up on your phone bill and is free from mobiles and most land lines
http://www.disabilityhatecrime.org.uk/index.php/voice-uk-helpline



Food emergency – free food distribution
http://www.fareshare.org.uk/
phone: 020 7394 2468
enquiries@fareshare.org.uk



Housing emergency
Shelter England on 0808 800 4444        http://england.shelter.org.uk/about_us/contact_us

Shelter Scotland on 0808 800 4444        http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/easyaccess/easy_access/ways_to_get_advice

Shelter Cymru (Wales) on 0845 075 5005  http://www.sheltercymru.org.uk/get/default.aspx?parentid=2

Shelter Northern Ireland on  028 9024 7752   http://www.shelterni.org/

And for the rest of Eire (Ireland) county helplines can be found here
http://www.focusireland.ie/index.php/who-we-are/contact



For Heating, clothing, basic needs not being met, financial support contact Turn 2 US on 0808 802 2000 
http://www.turn2us.org.uk/default.aspx

It is part of Elizabeth Finn Care which holds further funds and assistance http://www.elizabethfinncare.org.uk/



For health advice including sight, teeth and hearing http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ 
or call 0845 4647 (short number so easily remembered)



Domestic Violence- dial 999 if frightened, injured or in danger

Female victims- 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Male victims – National Mankind Helpline (not 24hrs see website)  01823 334244 (text phone also available) http://www.mankind.org.uk/

Child victims – call Child Line on 0800 11 11 (24hrs), plus email and online chat
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx



For victims whatever the crime visit http://www.victimsupport.org/ or call its support line on 0845 30 30 900



Other issues – general advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/?gclid=CIGXmrGqx68CFQMNtAodQB4Gbw
full, searchable to issue and location guide



helplines, advice, contacts for particular areas to follow as will a post will textphone numbers

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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 11:23:51 PM »
Age UK – for services, resources and advice – formerly known as Age Concern and Help the Aged
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

in England phone 0800 169 87 87 and email contact@ageuk.org.uk

in Scotland phone 0845 125 9732 and email info@agescotland.org.uk
 
in Wales phone 029 2043 1555 and email enquiries@agecymru.org.uk

in Northern Ireland phone 028 9024 5729 and email info@ageni.org



Carers Direct – Information, advice and support
Phone 0808 802 02 02
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and 11am to 4pm weekends
Can also email, text, write, enquire online and request free call back in up to 170 languages, for full details see link below
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/Pages/CarersDirectHome.aspx



Cruse Bereavement Care- somewhere to turn when someone dies
info@cruse.org.uk
for local offices, services, branches, phone numbers and email addresses see link below
http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/LocalCruse.html



Disabled Living Foundation helpline – for your equipment needs, information on hiring kit and local organisations which can help
Call 0845 130 9177 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Email helpline@dlf.org.uk
http://www.dlf.org.uk/content/helpline



Drink Line – give up, cut back, get advice and support
Phone 0800 7 314 314
http://www.drinksmarter.org/drinkline



Environmental Agency Flood line
Phone 0845 988 1188
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/38289.aspx
email alert system available, as is Type Talk 0845 602 6340


Frank (24hr) drugs issues confidential helpline
http://www.talktofrank.com/contact-frank
phone 0800 77 66 00
text to 82111
can also email from the website and enquire online


more entries to come
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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 10:10:01 PM »
Gam Care – problem gambling issues, for self, partner or family
phone 0808 8020 133 (daily 8am till midnight), online chat, forum
http://www.gamcare.org.uk/


Lesbian and Gay Switchboard – providing free and confidential support to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people across the UK
Phone 0300 330 0630 (daily 10am till 11pm), instant messaging, email support and resources database available through website http://www.llgs.org.uk/


MIND Information Line – mental health advice helpline open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Phone 0300 123 3393, further advice or services and processes on website http://www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines/mindinfoline_faq


Missing Persons – Freephone (24hr) helpline 0500 700 700
General enquiries email   info@missingpeople.org.uk
If you're missing and want to talk about your situation: call Freephone  0800 700 740        Text 80234 or email: messagehome@missingpeople.org.uk
To report someone missing: report@missingpeople.org.uk
Fuller details on website
http://www.missingpeople.org.uk/missing-people/contact-us

if you are under 18 there is a 24hr runaways helpline 0808 800 7070
you can you the text number 80234 or email runaway@missingpeople.org.uk



National Grid Emergency helpline – where to report smelling gas
Phone 0800 111 999 or visit http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Gas/Safety/Emergency/


National Debt line – free advice; Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Phone 0808 808 4000, specialist business debt line also available 0800 197 6026 and email from website http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/


NSPCC (24hr) helpline – worried about a child
Call 0808 800 5000 or Text 88858, for online, email and other contact methods see website
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice/worried-about-a-child/the-nspcc-helpline/using-the-nspcc-helpline-hub_wdh72253.html
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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 12:07:47 AM »
Parent line Plus (24hr)
 Call 0808 800 2222, email, chat and skype available on website  http://familylives.org.uk/ Organisation supporting parents, children and families through difficult times


Rape and Sexual Abuse Support centre – female survivors. Call 0808 802 9999 helpline open 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm daily, information, resources, email and support on website (sponsor listed prior to site opening) http://rasasc.bizview.co.uk/   has several centres throughout UK- helpline is the same for all

http://survivorsuk.org/speak-to-us.html  - for male survivors over 18, call 0845 122 1201 Monday & Tuesday 7- 9.30pm, Thursday 12-2.30pm or email info@survivorsuk.org

if you are under 18 please call Childline on 0800 1111 http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx


RSPCA (24hr) stop cruelty helpline 0300 123 4999 to report a neglected, distressed or injured animal, further information can be found  http://www.rspca.org.uk/utilities/contactus

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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 08:30:34 PM »
http://www.samaritans.org/talk_to_someone/find_my_local_branch.aspx?gclid=CN3imorTnrACFVMetAod7SpHYg

to find local branchs, of course if time is not on your side use national number

Samaritans – contact via phone, email, letter or face to face
In the UK dial 08457 90 90 90
In the Republic of Ireland dial 1850 60 90 90
http://www.samaritans.org/

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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 12:16:36 PM »
textphone for the above numbers is dial 18001 followed by the number

for emergencies dial 18000, which is the same as 999

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Re: Help and Advice - where to find help when you need to
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 04:29:18 PM »
Links as requested by members

To help disabled people to carry on gardening
http://www.thrive.org.uk/
http://www.carryongardening.org.uk/

Information/ support/ learning for people with brain/ spinal injury, family, friends & carers.
http://www.basiccharity.org.uk/index.php
email:    enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk
helpline 0870 750 0000

A really good site for carers
http://www.carers.org/
Email: info@carers.org