Age UK Advice: 0800 169 6565
Aims to improve later life through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Association of Family Therapy (AFT)
Helpline: 0845 634 1414
Youthline: 0845 634 7650
Provides helplines, online support and a network of self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
Carers Line: 0808 808 7777 (Weds & Thurs 10am-12pm; 2-4pm)
Advice and information for people who care for partners, relatives of friends.
Freephone 24 hours: 0800 1111
Free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.
Freephone: 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free from landlines, won’t show on bill)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
For better mental health
Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393
Information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments, and advocacy. Also details of help and support for people in their own area.
Mind’s Legal Advice Service
Call: 0300 466 6463
Legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.
Help for children & teenagers
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline Freephone: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)
Child protection helpline for any child or adult concerned about a child at risk of neglect, sexual, emotional or physical abuse.
Call: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Call: 020 7014 9955
UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements.
Committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.
Young Minds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544, 9.30am-4pm Mon to Fri. Free from landlines and most mobiles.
The YoungMinds Parents Helpline isfor parents and adults concerned about the mental health and emotional well-being of children in their care.